Activision Blizzard recently made the surprising decision to merge Vicarious Visions – the studio behind Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 – into Blizzard to support other projects. One of these projects is, at least reportedly, a remake of Diablo 2, while others at Blizzard continue to work on Diablo 4.
According to Bloomberg, problems with the development of Warcraft III: Reforged have led Blizzard to reconsider the teams it has developed to move forward, with its classic games “Team 1” being withdrawn from the project and replaced by a division that also deals with Diablo 4. Warcraft III has been heavily criticized for its poor quality and lack of significant improvements. Blizzard has not had the habit of remaking or remastering its games before.
Among the developers who are also working on this project is the Vicarious Visions team. This is the second time developer Tony Hawk has been absorbed in another studio, with Neversoft joining Infinity Ward in 201
This remake of Diablo 2 has not been officially announced by Blizzard, but it could be a stop to make it easier to wait for Diablo 4. What will not be easy is to deal with the studio behind one of the best games for 2020 to get our own projects to help with it. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 not only managed to reproduce what made the original games great, such as the level design and sound, but also provided a basic skating experience that seemed to be made today. Almost every song from the original two games was reserved for a remake. This includes the legendary “Superman” by Goldfinger. Unfortunately, doing everything they could was not enough to be enlightened for another game.
The Diablo franchise will certainly not have a shortage of releases in the future if everything that is reported is done. Along with Diablo 4, Blizzard will also release Diablo Immortal for mobile, which includes classes from previous games such as Demon Hunter, Monk, Crusader and Barbarian. Blizzard continues to work on World of Warcraft and Overwatch 2.
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