Summer Game Fest Interview with Diablo II: Resurrected Executive Producer Rod Fergusson
Diablo II: Resurrected release date
Summer Game Fest
host Geoff Keighley discussed the upcoming remaster with Diablo Executive Producer and Vice President Rod Fergusson, commenting on the success of the initial alpha testing and upcoming plans for Diablo II: Resurrected.
Watch the Diablo 2 interview starting at the timestamp above!
The Alpha test of D2:R went great, and the devs decided to stick with the release date as well as the decision to do Multiplayer Beta testing in the summer.
Besides D2:R, Diablo Immortal's Alpha testers have given great feedback as well.
Diablo 4 is "deep in development", quarterly development update announced for the end of the month.
Blizzard's decision to remaster Diablo 2 was caused by the intention to reignite the core audience of the franchise.
A total of 27 minutes worth of completely remastered cinematics will appear in Diablo 2: Resurrected.
Members of the original Diablo 2 cinematics team contributed to the effort creating the new yet original cinematic experience.
Community feedback regarding the Alpha and QoL features like increased stash space was "phenomenal".
D2:R's development team also teamed up with partners like
to make D2:R more accessible.
Beta will feature true Multiplayer on Blizzard servers, also happening on console.
Druid and Paladin will be playable during the Beta, total of five classes playable.
D2:R's Open Beta will follow after the Pre-Order Multiplayer Beta in August.
WFH development during the pandemic has been very productive due to Blizzard's great infrastructure but also challenging especially for console testing.
Pre-Order Diablo: 2 Resurrected
Earlier today we learned that Diablo II: Resurrected will be released on September 23rd, with all pre-orders granting access to an early access multiplayer beta in August
, followed by a larger open beta before the full release. To gain access to the early access beta, Diablo II: Resurrected can be pre-purchased in three versions on the
Diablo 2: Resurrected for $39.99.
The Prime Evil Collection for $59.99 - a bundle including Diablo 2: Resurrected, Diablo 3, Reaper of Souls, the Rise of the Necromancer, Mephisto pet, and Hatred’s Grasp cosmetic wings for
The Prime Evil Collection Upgrade - the same Prime Evil Collection bundle, minus the cost of any already owned content. This price will vary depending on what you already own.
*Note: Cosmetics are for Diablo 3 only, there do not appear to be any cosmetics for Diablo 2: Resurrected.
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