What are the similarities and differences between Diablo 2 Resurrected and the original game?

Feb-26-2021 Categories: Diablo

In February, Blizzard officially started its own game carnival event "BlizzCon". Due to well-known reasons, this event was changed to be watched online for free. In the opening ceremony, Blizzard really revealed Diablo 2 Resurrected!

The official release of some basic game information, for example, The content of Diablo 2 Resurrected includes the "Lord of Destruction" expansion, the game screen is fully improved, the original 2D texture module has been redesigned with complete 3D physical rendering, and a 27-minute opening The animations have been completely remastered, and the game supports cross-platform archive sharing between PC and host. In addition to the information announced at the opening ceremony, the developers also accepted interviews with foreign media after the opening ceremony. Let's take a look at what they said.

Diablo 2 Resurrected's game producer "Maxine Virtue" and designer "Robert Gallerani" revealed some content about Diablo 2 Resurrected to reporters. First of all, the producer said: Except for the screen, the basic content of Diablo 2 Resurrected is almost the same as the original version. The trading rules, treasure dropping rules(also can buy Diablo 2 Resurrected items from voidk), and even some old bugs have been retained. At the same time, the professional value is the same as the original "1.14 version." Are exactly the same.

Of course, the remastered version also adds some "modern" features, such as role storage boxes can be shared, players can set more shortcut keys, automatic picking of equipment, comparison between equipment, and automatic team formation Features and more, even fonts can be adjusted, and color blindness mode is added! In addition, in order to cater to the needs of modern players, the game's ladder mode has undergone some detailed changes, such as support for global networking, because the game is on Battle.net, it will be better than before in dealing with plug-ins.

The other most important difference is that Diablo 2 Resurrected has landed on the host! We know: console games are all played with handles. Therefore, the development team needs to redesign the Diablo 2 Resurrected console version. Some convenient keyboard and mouse operations need to be redesigned on the handle, such as the transfer of the wizard and so on. The development team should learn from mobile games." Although the archive is shared across platforms, whether it supports cross-platform connections is still under discussion.

"Maxine Virtue" also revealed some secrets: Diablo 2 was remade instead of Diablo 1, because Diablo 2 has a significantly greater influence. Today, there are still many old players playing "Diablo 2". Blizzard hopes to improve the game's music, visual effects, and animation performance to bring new feelings to players.

We can see from the screenshots of the game: Diablo 2 Resurrected's graphics, character modeling, etc. are indeed much more "good-looking" than before, but the remastered version still uses the previous old engine, just adding new 3D rendering technology. The game has been confirmed to be launched this year, do you look forward to this emotional work?