Here is a move no one saw coming. Vicarious Visions — owned by Activision since 2005 — has now merged with Blizzard Entertainment to exclusively focus on the Legacy division.
Today more than ever, the Mac community might be the one responsible for the development of Diablo II: Resurrected.
Back in October 2019, a player complained that after updating his Mac computer to Mac OS Catalina, Diablo II no longer worked.
A few days ago, Rhykker uploaded a video explaining a recent discovery buried in the Battle.net directories. The link is not public within your account page, but the file exists.
This file is a Diablo II downloader, but it is named differently than the normal Diablo II downloader. In fact, the file attempts to download the installer, but doesn’t find it.
Blizzard Entertainment now sells a Diablo Lord of Terror 10″ Bust for $139.99 for the Diablo II 20th Anniversary.
Diablo III players who login during the Diablo II 20th Anniversary (June 29, 2020) will be greeted with a Feat of Strength: Primeval Evils Achievement that rewards the Prime Evil Wings. (thanks, Ivenend)
The hype is real and it keeps growing, folks. At Reddit, RandomMan00 shared a discovery while researching.
However, if you type diablo2.blizzard.com something unique happens:
It is not yet official — at least at the moment of this posting — whether Diablo II: Resurrected is being developed by Vicarious Visions, but the leak and rumors are certainly catching attention from fans.
Whatever Blizzard Entertainment is doing with Diablo II it cannot be classified as a Diablo II: Remastered game.
That there cannot exist a Diablo II: Remastered is interpreted from what the founders of Diablo revealed at the ExileCon 2019. The panel moderator asked about any nightmarish stories they could recall during development of Diablo.
Some people might see this as a stretch. Others might find this tidbit an appealing appetizer… others… well, intriguing.
Vicarious Visions — acquired by Activision in 2005 — is an american game developer studios located in Albany, New York.
They are rumored to be developing Diablo II: Resurrected as per Actugaming.
Diablo II: Resurrected is not a confirmed game in development, but we have seen a few breadcrumbs pointing toward it.
There is a new job opening that feels different in terms of the wording used to describe the tasks or requirements.
The Classic Games team encompasses all these games:
- StarCraft: Remastered
- Warcraft III: Reforged
- StarCraft II
- Heroes of the Storm
The new job opening for a Senior Technical Artist, Characters was posted somewhere around May 27, 2020 (6 days ago).
UPDATE (June 29): This speculation has been proven incorrect. As of June 29 (or earlier), this job opening has been placed under the Diablo III category. Read more.
A few days ago, IGN revealed that Blizzard Entertainment is confirmed as a participant of their IGN Summer of Gaming.
(UPDATE: This thread is updated often as the schedule changes. Latest updates are at the bottom of this page.)
Today, IGN has revealed the IGN Summer of Gaming schedule. A little caveat, though. Blizzard Entertainment is nowhere to be seen in this schedule other than an interview with an ex-Blizzard developer who is promoting a video game.
That is definitely not “Blizzard Entertainment.”
So… where is Blizzard Entertainment then?
Ohhhh….. it is not where Blizzard Entertainment is in the schedule. It is what the schedule is not showing that features Blizzard Entertainment out of sight.
Unannounced Classic Revival (Exclusive Game Reveal). Could this be Blizzard Entertainment? And if it is… is that… (drools)… Diablo II: Resurrected?
I read through all three images of the schedule again in case I missed anything.