With BlizzConline 2021 just past us, fans of the Diablo franchise have much to look forward to. There is the introduction of the Rogue class for Diablo IV, as well as the reveal of Diablo II: Resurrected that will surely find plenty of love from veteran players. The former still has a long way to go, but we do know that the latter project has a planned release for 2021. Before the official launch, however, there will be several tests going on. Interested players can now opt-in for the Diablo II: Resurrected alpha, and we have a better idea of what to expect moving forward.
Speaking to PCGamesN, Blizzard confirmed that there will be two alpha tests for the game before launch. The first will focus fully on the single-player experience in the game. A stress test focusing on the multiplayer experience will then follow.
Lead Producer Chris Lena was only able to share so much. However, it is likely that the feedback gathered from players during the alpha tests for Diablo II: Resurrected will help with the development of the game.
Features, tweaks, and balancing will all be looked at. Lena emphasized that such changes are great for keeping the community engaged. Diablo fans are definitely vocal, so the team can expect to hear what is good and what is not. If it all results in a great remaster of a classic, all the better.
The road to resurrection
The road to creating Diablo II: Resurrected has not been all smooth. The developers had to scramble in order to collect the necessary assets. In cases where that was impossible, things had to be made from scratch.
Overall, players can look forward to a brand new experience, especially since every single asset in Diablo II: Resurrected has been remade in some way or another. Being able to switch between classic and modern graphics is going to be a trip.