The rumors are true. Blizzard is developing a remaster of its classic PC game, Diablo II, and it’s called Diablo II: Resurrected. Blizzard describes it as the “definitive remastering” of the game, along with its Lord of Destruction expansion. The fact that a remaster exists is a surprise, given that the original files were said to be actually lost by the original creators.
But indeed it is happening, and it’s on the way to PC and console. Resurrected launches in 2021 and it will be released on PC, Xbox One/Series X|S, PlayStation 4/5, and Nintendo Switch, with cross-play between platforms. Additionally, progression can move between platforms. As rumored, the game is being developed by Tony Hawk studio Vicarious Visions, which was recently folded into Blizzard Entertainment.
Resurrected changes Diablo II in a big way. Gone are the 2D sprites in favor of a “full 3D physically-based rendering,” featuring dynamic lighting and revamped animations. The game supports resolutions up to 4K depending on your platform.