Warcraft 3 Reforged’s mistake, might not be a perfect remaster … in fact I really have nothing to add to that statement, it was kind of horrible. But in the midst of the many tragedies, mistakes and desensitization, perhaps the most terrible sin it committed was how to deal with its distribution. As a digital game, Warcraft 3: Reforged was no space-sharing content with its predecessor and replaced it altogether, erasing the legacy and delicious tweaks to the original game with the grace of a hippo driving a bulldozer.
The Blizzard update at the time, which forced the update to Warcraft 3, received a lot of well-deserved flips. Without dedicated campaign access and support for the competitive ladder at Reforged, fans were understandably upset at having something they paid for their ransack. Warcraft 3 Reforged’s mistake, Will history repeat itself for Diablo 2: Resurrection?
It’s rumored that Diablo 2: Resurrected has been around for a long time, and was officially confirmed this weekend during BlizzConOnline. A playable alpha version is on the cards, and Blizzard says fan comments from this release will help her stay off the path of Warcraft: Reforged as much as possible. With Tony Hawk 1 + 2 developer Vicarious Visions giving Blizzard a hand, this version could be the one hitting the demonic nail on the demon head. Especially when the team confirms that mod support will still be a huge advantage for Diablo 2: Revive