A Diablo 2 remake is reportedly in growth at Blizzard, from the makers of final 12 months’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2. In line with sources conversant in the plans for the RPG game, Vicarious Visions has been engaged on the remake since someday final 12 months.
The information comes from a Bloomberg report on Vicarious Visions being folded into Blizzard’s internal development studio. Activision made the announcement on Friday, stating that Vicarious can be serving to “on current Blizzard video games and initiatives”. That current initiative is, in keeping with Bloomberg, the Diablo 2 remake that’s been rumoured for some period of time.
The Bloomberg piece states that the Diablo 2 remake was beforehand being dealt with by Blizzard’s Crew 1, the workforce behind main releases akin to StarCraft 2, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft: Remastered, and Warcraft 3: Reforged. Sadly, in keeping with the report, the poor reception to the latter led to the group being switched out from Diablo 2 in favour of the Diablo 4 workforce, who have been then tagged out for Vicarious Visions. Builders on Warcraft 3: Reforged instructed Bloomberg that in October final 12 months, Crew 1 was disbanded, some taking up different roles inside the corporate, others leaving altogether.
Vicarious Visions had been tied to the Diablo 2 remake, which Bloomberg believes is presently titled Diablo 2: Resurrection, in rumours from final 12 months. Given the studio’s monitor document – Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy along with Tony Hawk, and offering help to Bungie for Destiny 2 – it stands to purpose why it’d be chosen for Diablo 2.
Blizzard mentioned at the moment that it’s absorbing Vicarious Visions. What it didn’t say:
– VV has been engaged on a Diablo II remake
– Crew 1, Blizzard’s “basic workforce,” was quietly dismantled final fall
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