If you’ve been playing Diablo II on a regular basis since it was first released over 20 years ago, Blizzard Entertainment has you in mind for the new remasters coming later this year. Specifically, Blizzard has announced new features for Diablo II: a resurrection that longtime fans will surely be pleased with.
Blizzard confirmed in a statement filed with Middle East that save transfers between Diablo II and Diablo II: Resurrected work. So if you have a save hidden in the original game and want to bring it to the remaster, that’s definitely something you can do. “When we were working [the remaster]I was wondering if the old save file would work, so I pushed it in and it worked! Diablo II: Matthew Cederquist, who works as a producer for Resurrected, explained. “Yes, the local single-player save file will be carried over.”
Cederquist doesn’t really say how the studio did this, but it could happen thanks to Resurrected running in essentially the same code as the original Diablo II. This new iteration of the game also allows players to switch between the original graphics as needed. There have been so many improvements here in Resurrected, but Blizzard wants to be able to play Diablo II in its original format, even if the player chooses.
Obviously, the only pitfall of this whole situation is that save transfers appear to occur only on PC platforms. This is because the original Diablo II never appeared on the console at any time. Diablo II: Resurrected on consoles is the first game released this way. Don’t expect to be able to bring 15-year-old saves from your PC to the Nintendo Switch unless cross-saves between platforms are announced at a later date.
There is no release date for Diablo II: Resurrected at this time, but it will be released later this year on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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