At BlizzConline over the weekend, Blizzard revealed the long-awaited Diablo 2 remake, which can be often called Diablo 2 Resurrected. Clearly, the reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected sparked plenty of questions amongst followers, particularly after the catastrophe that was Warcraft 3 Reforged. Blizzard – or extra particularly Vicarious Visions, the Blizzard subsidiary engaged on Diablo 2 Resurrected – has answered a few of these burning questions, particularly an important one about whether or not or not Diablo 2 Resurrected will overwrite unique Diablo 2 installs.
The reply to that query is “Completely not,” in keeping with Diablo 2 Resurrected principal designer Rob Gallerani in a Diablo Q&A session throughout BlizzConline. When requested if Diablo 2 Resurrected would overwrite an unique Diablo 2 set up, Gallerani answered, “No, completely not. The whole lot you might have about D2 at present will keep D2; it is a separate product, a separate sport. You’ll be able to play them on the similar time if you’d like.”
In a follow-up to that query, Gallerani confirmed that gamers will be unable to convey characters from the unique Diablo 2 ahead into Diablo 2 Resurrected, so it seems to be like all of us Diablo veterans should begin contemporary when Resurrected lands on the scene (not that anybody is more likely to complain about that).
That half about Diablo 2 Resurrected not overwriting unique Diablo 2 installs may seem to be a wierd query to anybody who didn’t witness the launch of Warcraft 3 Reforged at the start of 2020. Reforged changed the unique Warcraft 3 totally, forcing gamers of the previous model to replace to the brand new consumer even when they hadn’t bought Warcraft 3 Reforged. That didn’t sit effectively with many followers, so Blizzard is understandably trying to hold the unique Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Resurrected separate.
Different attention-grabbing tidbits about Diablo 2 Resurrected that have been revealed throughout that Q&A session embody the truth that D2R can be based mostly on Diablo 2 model 1.14, which is the present reside model of the sport. Moreover, whereas there can be cross-progression – which implies gadgets, characters, and progress by means of the sport will carry over from platform to platform – there isn’t cross-play deliberate for the sport proper now. You’ll be able to watch the total Q&A within the video embedded above, however in any other case, we’ll hold an eye fixed out for extra particulars about Diablo 2 Resurrected.