Diablo II Downloader Placeholder?

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.

Diablo-II-Setup.exe

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.

Why Diablo II: Resurrected is a big deal

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.

Diablo 2 Resurrected: Vicarious Visions Wants a QA Tester for… Rated M Game

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.

Theorycrafting: Potential Job Opening for Diablo II: Resurrected?

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.

IGN Summer of Gaming Schedule Revealed – Diablo II: Resurrected?

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.

JUNE 24

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.

Diablo II: Resurrected Rumor under the microscope

Investigating whether Diablo II: Resurrected is a truthful rumor or leak isn’t an easy task unless you had inside info from someone near the project.

However, there are breadcrumbs on the road (so to speak). The questions is if the breadcrumbs trace back at Diablo II: Resurrected, or just coincidence that you, or I, or we in our quest to make it true see it the way we want to.

Well, in order to find out — let’s look at the breadcrumbs and determine what is what on our own.

Rumor: Diablo II: Resurrected by Vicarious Visions

Several days ago, a french site posted that Vicarious Visions is working on Diablo II: Resurrected. The rumor has been posted globally by major outlets like IGN, Forbes, Kotaku, CBR, Screenrant, PCGamer, and many others.

It is difficult to counter this as false, because the same french site started the rumor about Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 before Blizzard Entertainment announced them. So there is a high level of credibility to their latest Diablo II: Resurrected leak from “sources.”

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