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Diablo 2 Resurrected officially announced and has offline play

Published: 01:32, 20 February 2021
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Diablo 2 Resurrected
Diablo 2 Resurrected

Blizzard made many Diablo fans happy by announcing Diablo 2 Resurrected and listing the planned features that seem to hit the right spots.

Diablo 2 Resurrected is coming at some point during 2021 but the fact that the exact release date wasn't announced is possibly the only one that didn't inspire massive euphoria with the fans. 

One of the features everyone is certainly looking forward to is offline play. Considering D2 was released almost 21 years ago, playing offline was one of the crucial points and also the way many remember it fondly. 

More importantly, it means we don't get to be forced into online-only gaming and all the terrible practices it often brings such as microtransactions and associated DRM. This confirmation was brought by an interview Destructoid held with Robert Galleriani

Furthermore, the game will be priced at $39.99, meaning it's less than a AAA title but might look somewhat steep for a game that's essentially being re-released. On that note, it only takes a few glances at side by side comparisons to understand the amount of work that went into making Diablo 2 Resurrected justifies the price point.

One thing that might worry long time fans is that D2 Resurrected is coming to consoles as well, which could spell out a mess of proportions similar to Warcraft III Reforged.

Blizzard is reassuring the fans that this is still a PC-first game but one thing that might truly give us peace of mind is that Vicarious Visions are handling the remaster. 

These are the same folks who ported Destiny 2 to PC and it resulted in a beautiful game running smoothly at relatively low specs. Fast forward to Beyond Light expansion, long after Bungie lost the studio's support as a result of splitting with Activision, and Tangled Shore is ruining frame rates even on high-end rigs.

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