Diablo 2 Remake in Development by Vicarious Visions?

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Last Updated on: 15th August 2022, 10:59 pm

With the recent news that Vicarious Visions has been absorbed by Blizzard Entertainment, there have now been reports stirred up that the studio is now set to develop a remake of Diablo 2.

The news about a remake of Diablo 2 isn’t actually news at all as Blizzard’s Team 1 was originally set to develop the game up until 2020. Blizzard’s Team 1 had previously developed the unfortunate flop, Warcraft III: Reforged – a remaster of the original Warcraft 3.

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This remaster was not received well and Blizzard has since decided to pull the remaster from Team 1 and ended up putting the team behind Diablo IV in charge of the project. Vicarious Visions is now also said to be working on the Diablo 2 remake that has been known as Diablo II: Resurrected.

Diablo 2 Remake publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
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A previous report last year claimed that the long awaited Diablo 2 remake was due for a release in the same year; it’s possible that these development changes as well as the overwhelming impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the delay of the game.

In October, 2020 Blizzard completely reorganized the entire Team 1 division, members of the team were given opportunities to interview for other positions within the company, but those who did not find a position were unfortunately let go. However, some others chose to leave for independent studios such as Frost Giant Inc. as well as DreamHaven Inc.

Ironically enough, DreamHaven Inc. was started by Blizzard co-founder and former CEO, Mike Morhaime.

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