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Diablo II: Resurrected announced by Blizzard
« on: Friday, February 19, 2021, 05:32:37 PM »
Diablo II: Resurrected (Remaster) - Announcement Trailer:



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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected announced by Blizzard
« Reply #1 on: Friday, February 19, 2021, 05:32:43 PM »
D2:R for PC, PS4, PS5, X1, X Series S/X, and Switch.

Sources:
IGN - https://www.ign.com/articles/diablo-2-resurrected-announced-for-pc-ps5-xbox-series-x-ps4-xbox-one-and-nintendo-switch
CNet - https://www.cnet.com/news/diablo-two-resurrected-will-hit-pc-consoles-and-nintendo-switch/

Info:
- 4K60fps support on PC, PS5, and XSX.
- PC will also support ultra-wide monitors & gamepads.
- On the Xbox One & PlayStation 4 families of consoles; and Nintendo Switch, it will run at lower resolutions.
- Cross-progression will be supported on any platforms that choose to enable it, according to Blizzard.
- Underneath, the original D2 game is here & can run at 800x600.
- With a one-button press, you can switch b/t the old version of the game (2D) & the new 3D graphics version.
- Cinematics, however, can’t simply be up-rezzed.
- Blizzard and Vicarious Visions are “fully remaking every minute” of Diablo 2’s cinematics.
- The cinematics amount to roughly 27 minutes of pre-rendered video.
- Some quality-of-life (QoL) additions have been made.
- Some QoL stuff are just baked in, such as new ambient noises like wind rustling the leaves in trees...
- ...And a shared stash so that you no longer have to make a mule character.
- Others QoL stuff will be opt-in, such as...
- ...Auto-pickup for gold & loot drops for those that don’t want to have to click on every single piece of loot on the ground.
- On PS5 and Xbox Series X, the team is “taking advantage of what's there” on the new consoles...
- ...Such as the aforementioned higher framerates & resolution as well as the faster loading times the SSD drives afford.
- Blizzard is looking at adding things like raytracing effects, but Fergusson was clear about not promising anything...
- ...And suggested that if any specific next-gen upgrades are added, they’ll come along after the game’s release later in 2021.
- Finally, with regard to multiplayer, couch co-op hasn’t been added – Fergusson called it “a bridge too far” for this faithful remaster effort.
- All of Diablo 2’s original eight-player online functionality is still here.
- And you’ll now have the option to store characters on Battle.net for dedicated-server play.
- “It's more secure” when it comes to bots, item duping & other cheating-related issues that ran rampant in Diablo 2 back in the day, Gallerani said.

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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected announced by Blizzard
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 09:40:26 PM »
This looks pretty rad, not gonna lie.

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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected announced by Blizzard
« Reply #3 on: Monday, February 22, 2021, 05:07:43 PM »
PC Requirements:
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/diablo-2-resurrected-pc-requirements-mod-support/

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Diablo 2 Resurrected PC Requirements

Minimum Requirements

    Processor: Intel Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
    RAM: 8 GB
    HDD Space Requiried: 30 GB
    Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Operating System: Windows® 10

Recommended Specifications

    Processor: Intel® Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
    Memory: 16 GB RAM
    Storage: 30 GB
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Operating System: Windows® 10

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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected announced by Blizzard
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, February 28, 2021, 05:42:50 PM »
I think 39.99 is a bit too much to ask for this, but I am probably going to bite regardless. 

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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected announced by Blizzard
« Reply #5 on: Monday, March 01, 2021, 09:12:05 PM »
hmmmm....I've never played this.  I knew waiting would pay off!

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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected announced by Blizzard
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, March 04, 2021, 07:25:47 PM »