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Diablo 2 remake in development, Vicarious Visions to take the helm

According to reports, the company in charge of the remaster of Tony Hawk and Crash Bandicoot, Vicarious Visions, was acquired by Blizzard to work fully on its development.
After a few years in the industry, where the company gained some prestige for their remasters, Vicarious Visions, the studio behind Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, has merged with Blizzard Entertainment.

Along with this acquisition, it has been reported that part of this decision is due to Vicarious Visions working on the development of a remaster for one of Blizzard's flagship games: Diablo 2.

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(Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

According to Bloomberg, Vicarious Visions has been working with Blizzard since last year on bringing back Diablo 2. A fact that coincides with rumours that emerged in the last few years about a possible Diablo II remaster, noting that it would be released in 2020.

This project was in the hands of Blizzard's Team 1, a team known for creating classic game remasters. However, its latest title, Warcraft III: Reforged, hasn’t been well received by the gaming community. Due to this, and the great reception that the Vicarious team has had, Blizzard decided to opt for them for their development.

diablo 2 remaster remake
(Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

"After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for some time and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized there was an opportunity for them to provide long-term support.", commented a Blizzard representative to GamesIndustry.biz.

More details on the development of the game are expected to be released during BlizzConline, to be held from 19-20th of February.