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Remastering a Classic: 'Diablo II: Resurrected'


Vicarious Visions, and Blizzard recently had the opportunity to remaster the genre defining game Diablo II. What they chose to update was just as important as what they chose to keep the same. While the game has remained the same for 20+ years, the way people play and the world around games has changed entirely. This talk focuses on the design aspect of how the team approached the bringing the classic experience everyone remembers forward into the modern era. Special focus will be spent on controller support, Uncapped framerate, New QOL features, and many features we chose NOT to do (including the controversial Charm Bag). This talk is half post mortem, and half forward looking for any studio looking to remaster a classic.

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  • Game Developers Conference 2022
  • Robert Gallerani
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