French news outlet ActuGaming is reporting that the game, which it believes to be called Diablo 2 Resurrected, will launch in Q4 2020. The editor of ActuGaming has previously correctly predicted announcements for Overwatch 2, Diablo 4 and WoW: Shadowlands.
The article cites “sources close to the studio,” and suggests that Vicarious Visions is supporting Blizzard on the project. Vicarious Visions has been operating for decades now, but the studio most recently worked on the Crash Bandicoot revival, developing the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled.It’s not known when this potential remaster will be revealed, but it’s thought that it should make headlines before its scheduled launch date at the end of the year, if the rumours turn out to be true.
Warcraft III: Reforged launched in February of this year, a game we called “an uninspiring refresh of a truly great game.” Hopefully, this rumoured Diablo II remaster will do its precursor more justice.
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