Blizzard Entertainment made a very important announcement today and announced that Vicarious Visions studio, which has been working with Activision for a very long time, has merged with them. Do not be confused at this point, the studio in question was not purchased; Blizzard Entertainment and Activision companies are already under the same roof. However, the merger of this studio, which previously developed Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and many more video games, with Blizzard Entertainment is pretty big news. However, even bigger news comes out of this big news; According to rumors, Vicarious Visions was dealing with the remake of Diablo II, aka Diablo 2, before this event happened.
Is a remake of the Diablo 2 game coming?
According to the statements made by Blizzard Entertainment, Vicarious Visions, a studio of 200 people, will no longer be in the lead role and will not be able to develop a video game. Having worked on prestigious brands such as Guitar Hero, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Destiny, Skylanders and Call of Duty, this studio will still maintain its structure. It seems like they will just take on a supporting role. At this point, however, Jason Schreier comes into play. Vicarious Visions has been working on a remake of the Diablo II game for some time, he said. In addition, Blizzard Entertainment’s Team 1 team was disbanded last year.
Team 1 was working on classic projects. So; Team 1 handled projects such as StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft Remastered, and Warcraft 3: Reforged. Until last year, they were working on the remake of the Diablo 2 game, but when the team was disbanded, the project was given directly to Vicarious Visions. Now, Vicarious Visions has also merged with Blizzard Entertainment, and has, in a way, replaced the Team 1 team. Finally, we want to say that according to the information provided by Jason Schreier, the name of the remake project will be Diablo II: Resurrected. We’ve heard this name before.