This is as close to a new Diablo as we’re getting for now.
Blizzard has partnered up with GOG.com for the first digital release of an updated version of Diablo.
The studio announced the release alongside the news that Warcraft: Orcs & Humans,and Warcraft II re-releases will also be coming to the platform at some point in the future.
“We were bummed that these iconic games weren’t available to our players, so we‘re very happy to work with the crew at GOG.com to rectify that,” said Blizzard’s Vice President and Executive Producer, Rob Bridenbecker. “This has been a long time coming and we hope our players will be excited to jump back into these classic titles.”
Players can choose to play the game in its original 1996 incarnation, “with period-appropriate 20 FPS SVGA graphics, and the ability to matchmake through the classic version of Blizzard’s Battle.net.”
Alternately, they can opt to play the updated version “which includes out-of-the-box Windows 10 compatibility, and a host of bug fixes.” Diablo is available to download now.
Diablo 3 Eternal Collection launched on the Nintendo Switch last year. Diablo 4 is reportedly in development under the codename “Fenris” with an expected release date of 2020 at the earliest.
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