Without a doubt, the Diablo franchise is one of the most revered series to ever be released thanks to its populous fan base that is so dedicated to the titles, that some have even made a theme wedding revolving around the art, characters, and design style of the releases. With this being the case, long-time followers and even newbies to the action-RPG will likely rejoice to learn that a job listing on Blizzard’s website points to the possibility of there being a remaster for Diablo 2 in the works.
The posting on the publisher and developer’s jobs page is advertising a “Lead Software Engineer, Engine” role and it insinuates that not only is Diablo 2 seemingly getting an HD upgrade, but also a Warcraft 3 remaster is in the cards as well. The open position originally alluded to these titles getting enhanced versions, but it has since been changed. Thanks to the screenshot from Blizzplanet below, however, fans can see that the following quote was at first used as a means to get folks to apply prior to being scrubbed and relisted as an “unannounced project.”
“Compelling stories. Intense multiplayer. Endless replayability. Qualities that made StarCraft, Warcraft 3, and Diablo 2 the titans of their day. Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made them more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation.
“We’re restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done.”
For those unaware, back in March of this year, Blizzard revealed StarCraft: Remastered as a modern re-imagining of the classic real-time strategy from 1998 and announced that it’s due to be released at some point this summer. After this, the Diablo 2 community got to buzzing about whether or not D2 would get the same treatment, which led to the series’ overseer and Blizzard co-founder David Brevik stating that the process would be a lot more complicated than one would think.
Nevertheless, it looks as if Blizzard is primed to undertake such difficulties and give Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 a facelift for contemporary audiences, and if this is the case, there’s a good chance that the entire server infrastructure for the former game will get an upgrade as well. Of course, with these particular remasters yet to be confirmed, we will have to wait and see what changes come about to the titles.
Diablo 2 is available now on Mac and PC.