With the technical alpha for Diablo II Resurrected finally arriving we compare the new remastered version with the original. In this clip we show off different parts of Act 1 as a Sorceress.
The technical alpha for Diablo 2 Resurrected is available for the few who have access to it via Battle.net on PC. One of its key features is the ability to seamlessly switch between the new overhauled graphics and the original visual style on the fly with a keystroke. In going between the enhanced HD visuals in 16:9 widescreen and the old-school look in 4:3 aspect ratio, you realize how much Diablo 2 has aged, and you can see exactly how in the video above.
Gameplay was captured on PC using the ability to swap visual style in the same instance. You’ll see the redone assets, updated animations, and silky smooth frame rate when using the Resurrected visual mode. But since both versions of the game exist simultaneously, the core gameplay experience remains intact. Other than a revamped user interface and a few quality of life changes, Diablo 2 Resurrected will play exactly as you remember it from all those years ago. It’s evident in the Sorceress gameplay in the video above with all the familiar mechanics and systems that made Diablo 2 a classic RPG.
Diablo 2 Resurrected is scheduled to release sometime in 2021 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch. Blizzard has a beta phase planned before launch as well, so more people will be able to get a chance to try this remaster.