Vicarious Visions, the studio behind the upcoming Diablo IV, is in charge of the Diablo II remake. Apparently, the remake’s title is Diablo II: Resurrected.
This news came from Bloomberg, which reported that a team in Vicarious Visions is taking over the development of the remake from Blizzard’s Team 1.
Previously, Team 1 worked on Warcraft III: Reforged, the remake of the critically acclaimed RTS game Warcraft III. However, Team 1’s attempt to emulate the original’s success flopped tremendously. Not only was Warcraft III: Reforged poorly received, it even had the lowest rated video game user score on metacritic at one point.
In an attempt to potentially prevent history from repeating itself, Blizzard pulled Team 1 out of the Diablo II remake. Taking over the reins is a team from Vicarious Visions, which is heading the development of Diablo IV.
Initially, Vicarious Visions was a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard. However, the studio became a subsidiary of Blizzard Entertainment earlier this week. Even though the announcement was quite recent, Vicarious Visions was reportedly working with Blizzard for quite some time prior. Vicarious Visions is renowned for their work on the Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawk games.
With Diablo II: Resurrected and Diablo IV in development, fans of the series definitely have something to look forward to.