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News video games 15 September 2021, 19:43

author: Michael Zegar

Diablo II: Resurrected Devs On Post-release Content

The creators of upcoming Diablo II: Resurrected talked about post-release content of the title. Turns out it will depend largely on the players.

The release of Diablo II: Resurrected is next week. The team responsible for the title declares that they made every effort to make the remaster as faithful to the original as possible in every aspect. Although the priority is to release only the refreshed version of the second installment (with the Lord of Destruction expansion), the developers don't rule out adding post-release content. Everything will depend on the game's reception.

During the recent press event, Game Rant had the opportunity to talk with Rob Gallerani, art director of Diablo II: Resurrected and Michael Bukowski, project manager. During the interview a question was asked about the future of the title.

Representatives of Blizzard admitted that they were thinking about additional content, which would not affect the core gameplay and artistry of the game. First they wanted to "build a solid foundation before getting down to the third and fourth floors". For that, they unlocked "ladder" items in "non-ladder" multiplayer and the single-player campaign. Before they get down to expanding the content, they need to explore how these balance changes and new items affect gameplay in Diablo II: Resurrected. Nevertheless, they really have a lot of ideas, which allegedly should appeal even to the most conservative fans.

Of course, this is not a confirmation of some exact plans, but for the moment players have to settle for that. Blizzard's operations have been increasingly disturbed lately, due to recent lawsuits and controversies. Diablo II: Resurrected is currently one of the apples in the company's eye, as a successful remaster release could help warm up its image.. In this case, keeping the title at the top for as long as possible - using new content - would be an obvious move. Of course, there's a risk that implementing it too intrusively could harm the game, but at this point it's not worth looking that far ahead.

The long awaited Diablo II: Resurrected will be released to PC, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and PS4 on September 23.

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