Report: A Diablo 2 remake is under development in reorganized Blizzard

A remake of 2000 Diablo 2 In development, although the team he’s now working on is the former Activision subsidiary Vicarious Visions, which is now part of Blizzard Entertainment, Bloomberg. I mentioned this weekend.

The plot in the Bloomberg report is twofold: First, that Diablo 2 A remake is in business, and secondly, that a rickety launch Warcraft 3: Reforged A year ago he might have played a role in driving companies that took a remake called Diablo 2: Resurrected, From the hand of Blizzard.

Team Blizzard 1 was responsible for Diablo 2 Remake, but after internal post-launch analysis for Cans 3: Reforged, Activision Blizzard took this project away from Team 1. Last week, Albany-based Vicarious Visions was merged with Blizzard’s development in Irvine, California.

It was Vicarious Visions’ solution and its standardization with the Blizzard development first Reported on January 22nd by GamesIndustry.biz. GamesIndustry.biz also reported that Gene O’Neill, president of Vicarious Visions, is now Blizzard’s executive vice president of development and reports directly to Blizzard President J. Allen Brack.

Bloomberg described the move as a further consolidation of Blizzard control by deploying Activision Blizzard Inc. executives. generally. Blizzard and Activision have been working together since a 2008 merger that brought Vivendi Games, then Blizzard’s parent company, onboard Activision. Blizzard has continued to operate independently, developing games such as Note and observe And the World of Warcraft Internally, it has remained largely separate from Activision’s publishing world for Call of Duty, Destiny, and other mega-franchises.

Bloomberg mentioned that The departure of 2018 Blizzard co-founder Mike Murhaime “It broadly signals the start of Activision’s acquisition.” Two months after leaving Morhaime, a blizzard Active shutdown Storm Heroes And then, in October 2020, the company announced it was Terminate all development Starcraft 2Which was launched in 2010.

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Both Heaters And the Starcraft 2 It was Blizzard’s Team 1 projects. Starcraft 2Bloomberg said his retirement was announced on the same day that the first team was reorganized internally.

Cans 3: reforged, A new version of 2002 fictional real time simulation, It was a critical failureMost reviewers and players were deeply disappointed with the prevalence of bugs, glitches, and the absence of expected features. A week after its launch on January 28, 2020, I apologize for the blizzard ReshapeLaunch case, Promised that post launch support will correct the problems, and offer refunds to anyone unhappy with the purchase.

Diablo 4 It was Announced at BlizzCon in November 2019. It does not have a release date or window.

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