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Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:21 pm
by Xibalba
Hello,

So Blizzard revealed a new job opening. It is hinting a possible remaster for Diablo II and Warcraft III. The full article can be found here. Would like to know what you think.

EDIT: New hints! Check out this article!

Re: Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:33 pm
by kingpin
It wouldnt be impossible, because they working on remaster original starcraft + expansion already.

Re: Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:22 am
by devurandom
Hopefully it's based on the original engine and graphics, and is not WOW Diablo II or something like this

Re: Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:53 pm
by Necrolis
Its rather plausible we will see this happening; its the whole reason 1.14 was made, to get the engine working on newer windows versions; what I am hoping is that they follow SC and release D2/WC3 for free and add the HD stuff as a DLC (would be amazing to mod with HD, the problem then becomes that new monsters etc need to match). WC3 I think is one of the easiest to remaster, but might be the last. My only real question is: did they replace the renderer in SC to support the new textures, or just patch the old one and reuse the same formats, will be interesting to see once SC:HD releases.

Re: Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:31 pm
by Trevor
Noob Question?
Will we be able to mod this remastered version?

Re: Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:03 am
by HarvestWombs
Well that depends, like Necrolis stated above, are they going to replace the renderer or
patch the old one and keep the same formats.

I'd hope they just update it, because then we can continue modding. But only time will tell.

My biggest wish, is that they hire one of us, and just softcode every thing.... but hahahahaha
I make myself laugh.

Re: Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:34 am
by SpiKe.
Actually i saw some interview from David Brevik were he said that it is nearly impossible that Diablo 2 HD will happen.
It is more possible that they will include this both games into there Battlenet Launcher and start working on Warcraft 4 and/or Diablo 4. Of course Berevik said it from his own experience, since he is not working for Blizzard anymore but he also mentiomed that SC1 and Diablo1 were easy to render and Diablo 2 would consume to much time/money because of all the Monster Tokens. To be honest, i wish that there will be no D2 remaster because i don't belive that they would give us the option for modding (they already screwed us with 1.14) and vanilla is not worth to play since mods are out ;).

Re: Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:33 pm
by Xibalba
New hints! Check out this article!

"Classic Games is looking for a renaissance designer to harmonize that which was, with that which will be. Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo await your machinations. If you have the desire to rise to that challenge, we’d love to hear from you."

We are not certain about about remaster ofcourse. But probably there will be some changes on the gui, servers, maybe d2 will be in Blizzard app and so on. "Modernizing" could be anything from small replacements to a whole remaster.

Re: Diablo II Remaster Rumor!

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:29 pm
by P.J.
Not sure for a remaster, i think there will be just adding to blizz app and probably adding 960x600 resolution to allow play without black borders.