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author: Paul Musiolik

Blizzard: Diablo 2 Resurrected Won't Repeat the W3: Reforged Disaster

Blizzard representatives assured that Diablo 2: Resurrected will not follow the path of Warcraft 3: Reforged. The remaster will not replace the original Diablo 2. The devs also confirmed lack of microtransactions.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. Diablo 2: Resurrected will not offer microtransactions;
  2. The new edition will not replace the original on Battle.net.

After the announcement of Diablo 2: Resurrected, interviews with the devs responsible for the overhaul of the iconic hack 'n' slash began to appear. We can pick up some additional information from them, which will be important for fans of the original game.

Blizzard representatives, who had the opportunity to talk to the editors, reassured the players that the situation from the release of Warcraft 3: Reforged, when owners of the game were denied access to the original version from 2002, will not happen again. Diablo 2: Resurrected will be available alongside Diablo 2 and if someone doesn't like the new version, they will be able to run the old one without any problems.

There will also be no microtransactions in any form. This was confirmed during a group interview by Matthew Cederquist and Robert Gallarini (as reported by Gamerant), who work on the remaster. This is due to the desire to be faithful to the original version, in which there was no possibility to purchase items inside the game.

Fans of cosmetic mods will have to settle for what the game offers, or switch their interest to Diablo IV, which will allow for extensive possibilities of changing the appearance of the character and their mount.

Diablo 2: Resurrected will launch in 2021 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. The title is available for pre-order on PC for 39.99 euros. We don't know the prices of console editions, but they should not differ from what Blizzard charges for the game on PC.

  1. Diablo 2 - official website
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