Right after Activision introduced Vicarious Visions’ merger with Blizzard Entertainment, a brand new Bloomberg report not solely corroborated rumors of a Diablo II remake, it additionally corroborated a earlier report of Vicarious Visions’ involvement within the undertaking.
In May 2020, French web site Actu Gaming claimed that the remake did certainly exist and it was being dealt with by the studio behind the latest Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawk video games. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has realized from sources near Blizzard that this info is right. However, Activision declined to remark on the report, stating solely that Vicarious Visions “has been working with Blizzard for some time.”
One of Blizzard’s improvement groups, which was initially tasked with dealing with the Diablo II remake was reportedly dismantled final 12 months, and the undertaking was handed over to Vicarious Visions, which can also be serving to with the Diablo franchise general.
Interestingly, again in 2019, the unique builders of Diablo II disputed reviews of a remake being within the works. According to them, Blizzard “lost a lot of assets” and it will be extremely tough to start out over from scratch. Although Activision hasn’t formally introduced something, fairly just a few reviews from credible sources counsel that the rumors aren’t unfaithful.
Activision acquired Vicarious Visions again in 2005 to “continue building its technical infrastructure.” “Vicarious Visions has a track record of success and we are very excited to partner with them,” the corporate stated again then whereas noting that the studio’s titles have bought thousands and thousands of copies.
We’ll replace our readers when we’ve got extra details about the rumored Diablo II remake.