According to Blizzard Entertainments David Brevik, the studio would not rule out a possible remastered version of the action-playing classic “Diablo 2”. However, Brevik points out that this would be very difficult to implement in practice.
In the past few years, the players used to play a possible remastered version of the action-playing classic “Diablo 2”.
In a recent comment, David Brevik, the then chief developer behind “Diablo 2“, picked up the topic again and assured that Blizzard Entertainment would not rule out a possible re-release. However, this could only be achieved with a considerable effort.
Diablo 2: Remaster according to the then chief developer was difficult to realize
As Brevik explains, video games at the time of “Diablo 2” have been developed in a completely different way than is the case today. However, only older programmers would really understand this. Younger programmers would now simply create 3D objects and place them on a 3D grid – in the hope that it will work.
However, according to Brevik, this approach will not be successful, as this would lead to massive changes to the gameplay of “Diablo 2”. Thus, the classic player experience of then would no longer exist. If a “Diablo 2” were submitted to a remaster, a two-dimensional player’s experience would have to be simulated in a 3D environment, which according to the then chief developer was enormously complex.
To make matters worse, many of the assets are no longer available.