There have been rumors in the past that Blizzard could be looking to remaster older titles like Diablo 2. While Blizzard has since denied that a Diablo 2 remaster is in the works, we’re sure that considering how dated the game is, how difficult would it be for Blizzard to bring the classic onto modern PCs?

Speaking to the folks at IGN during the latest IGN Unfiltered show, David Brevik, who helped to create Diablo and co-founded Blizzard North, shared his thoughts on the matter. According to Brevik, he claims that bringing Diablo 2 onto the modern PC would be very difficult, namely due to the different screen sizes that we use today.


Diablo 2 was created for 4:3 displays, but now in the era where we are using 16:9 or 16:10 displays, this will result in a very different game which is also namely due to the AI of the monsters in the game. “A lot of the ways that the AI and stuff activates is from off-screen.” He adds, “If they were going to keep the same radius of awareness, you would get a whole bunch of [monsters] on the edge of the screen just kind of like, ‘[I’m] getting ready to do something here!'”

However Brevik doesn’t believe it would be impossible, just that there will be “huge technical challenges” should Blizzard decide to take it on. Unfortunately Brevik did not have more details to share because despite helping found Blizzard North and creating Diablo, he has no inside knowledge of a potential remaster.

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