Blizzard’s upcoming Diablo 2: Resurrected will allow players to use their 20-year-old save files, according to the game’s producer.
During an interview with IGN Middle East [via VGC], Matthew Cederquist stated that the game would be compatible with old save files, despite being created using the original game. Cederquist stated that the function wasn’t originally planned, but was adopted once the team discovered it was possible.
“Back when we were working on [the remaster], we wondered if the old save files would work and we kind of shoved it in, and it worked. And we were like, ‘okay, that’s the best feature ever. So yes, your local singleplayer save files will carry over,” he told the publication.
Cederquist didn’t mention whether old save files would be compatible with console versions of the game. However, Diablo 2: Resurrected does support cross-progression on console and PC. This means that if an old save file is used on PC, it should, in theory, be brought across to the likes of the PS5 and Xbox. Diablo 2: Resurrected is set to be an authentic experience, featuring the game’s iconic gameplay enhanced by modern-day technology.
The Diablo 2 remake is being handled by Vicarious Visions, the team behind the Crash N.Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2. If Vicarious Visions’ previous work is anything to go by, Diablo 2: Resurrected should be a recreated masterpiece that holds true to the original experience. The fact that players can switch between new and old Diablo 2 visuals means that players young and old will have something fresh to experience.
Have you got a PC from twenty years ago? If so, then perhaps you’ll still have an old Diablo 2 save on it. Hopefully, the process behind getting old saves into Diablo 2: Resurrected is easy, as retrieving them from your old hardware might be a challenge. Will you be transferring your old save files for Diablo 2?
Diablo 2: Resurrected is set to release in 2021 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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