Diablo 2 Resurrected: Old saves will be compatible

Diablo 2 Resurrected: Old saves will be compatible

Diablo 2 Resurrected

Announced during BlizzCon 2021, Diablo 2 Resurrected is certainly one of the most anticipated remasters in the world of video games. Partly because we are talking about Blizzard, one of the historical names related to the gaming landscape, partly because the original version is considered the best incarnation of the Diablo franchise. In addition to the news already announced, today Matthew Cederquist (producer of the remastered version) has unveiled a new and interesting feature linked to the saves.

As you have already guessed from the title of the news, Diablo 2 Resurrected will allow players to be able to use the saves from the original version. But be careful: this is not a feature implemented ad hoc. As explained by Cederquist, in fact, a part of the development team tried to load the saves of the original version of the title, thus discovering the possibility of using them. Cederquist has defined everything as "the best feature ever" and it is really difficult to blame him.

Although the producer has not ventured into further details, we already know that Diablo 2 Resurrected will allow cross progression between the various platforms. In theory, therefore, any player could buy the title for PC, load his old save and then be able to resume playing using the same file also on consoles. Obviously this hypothesis has yet to be confirmed but there will probably be a way to find out as soon as the first previews begin to be published.

Diablo 2 Resurrected doesn't have a release date yet. The title is expected on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year and is developed by Vicarious Visions, the same development team that took care of the remasters. of the titles of Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2. Will you focus everything on the remaster or do you prefer to satisfy your desire for Diablo with the fourth installment of the series, also in development?

If you like Diablo you can recover the third chapter for Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as the official art-book.

Diablo II: Resurrected Will Work With Your Decades-Old Saves

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Have a special Necromancer you’ve been farming Diablo II with for years? There’s good news: Diablo II Resurrected will let you import them to continue commanding armies of the dead over 20 years later.

Out later this year on consoles and PC, the new remaster will still work with players’ original save files, Blizzard confirmed in an interview with IGN Middle East yesterday. “Yes! Keep your old save files,” Diablo II: Resurrected game producer Matthew Cederquist said. “Back when we were working on [the remaster], we wondered if the old save files would work, so we kind of shoved it in, and it worked! So yes, your local single-player save files will carry over.”

While the remaster is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, as well as next-gen consoles, importing your save data will obviously only work with the PC version. In addition to being a visual overhaul of the game, Resurrected will also support cross-progression and a shared stash between all of your characters. Players interested in retaining the original look and feel of the game will also be able to toggle between the remaster and legacy versions.

I never got too deep into Blizzard’s loot dungeon crawler myself, but I know people whose entire lives it consumed back in the early aughts. Having the opportunity to easily revisit those monuments to mouse-clicking will I’m sure be both a blessing and a curse. Said Cederquist, “[When it worked], we were like, ‘okay, that’s the best feature ever.’”

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