“Back when we were working on [the remaster], we were wondering if the old storage files would work, and we threw it in and it worked! And we were like, ‘ok, that’s the best feature ever,’ “Cederquist said.The number of people who still have 20-year-old savings in hand is probably quite slim, but it’s a lovely nod to how reverent the team is about bringing the original game to modern machines. Resurrected effectively plays the original game, with a layer of updated 3D clothing on top. As lead producer Rod Fergusson told us on BlizzCon, “it̵
Diablo 2: Resurrected will feature 4K graphics, 7.1 surround sound, upgraded 3D models and remastered editing scenes when it launches later this year – but you’ll be able to switch back and forth between the original look and the new one at the touch of a button. It will be available on a wide range of platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch.
Earlier this week we learned that Diablo 2: Resurrected will offer a single player and a multiplayer alpha. Players can register for the game’s technical program via Battle.net. The game was unveiled during this year’s Blizzcon, which also featured announcements such as the Blizzard Arcade Collection and World of Warcraft The Burning Crusade Classic.
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