Activision Blizzard just lately made the stunning determination to merge Vicarious Visions–the studio behind Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 + 2–into Blizzard to assist different initiatives. A kind of initiatives is, not less than reportedly, a Diablo 2 remake whereas others at Blizzard proceed engaged on Diablo 4.
In keeping with Bloomberg, points with the event of Warcraft III: Reforged made Blizzard rethink the groups it had growing video games transferring ahead, with its basic video games “Crew 1” being pulled off the mission and changed by a division that can be dealing with Diablo 4. Among the many builders additionally engaged on that mission contains the Vicarious Visions crew. It is the second time a Tony Hawk developer has been absorbed into one other studio, with Neversoft becoming a member of Infinity Ward in 2014.
That Diablo 2 remake hasn’t been formally introduced by Blizzard, however it might be a stopgap launch to make the look forward to Diablo Four a little bit simpler. What will not be straightforward is coping with the studio behind one in all 2020’s finest video games getting pulled off its personal initiatives to help with it. Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 + 2 not solely managed to duplicate what made the unique video games nice, equivalent to the extent design and sound, but additionally delivered a core skating expertise that felt prefer it was made at this time. Practically each music from the unique two video games was stored for the remake, as properly. This contains the legendary “Superman” by Goldfinger. Unfortuantely, doing the whole lot they may wasn’t sufficient to be greenlit for an additional sport.
The Diablo franchise will definitely haven’t any scarcity of releases going ahead if the whole lot reported involves fruition. Alongside Diablo 4, Blizzard can even launch Diablo Immortal for cell units, which options courses from earlier video games like Demon Hunter, Monk, Crusader, and Barbarian. Blizzard continues work on World of Warcraft and Overwatch 2, as properly.
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