There is still no trace of an official Diablo II remaster, but we can get a pretty good idea of what it would look like thanks to a brand new video.
Micheal ReznoR recently released a new video of his Diablo II Remaster project, showing the game at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t really work at this resolution and frame rate, as the video is a recording of the original Diablo II gameplay enhanced by Deep Learning Neural Network AI and Advanced Motion Interpolation. Still, the results are quite impressive.
Diablo II in the correct 16: 9 3840×2160 this time and 60 fps? You asked for it, you got it! Let’s play sorceress and try some skills in different acts. Use Glide + PlugY + 1.13c + BH + Slash Diablo + D2MultiRes + EAX + 3D + HRTF.
There has been talk of an official Diablo II remaster for quite some time. In May it was rumored that Vicarious Visions is in the works, but nothing has been announced. Last year, makers of the Diablo series Max Schaefer, Erich Schaefer and David Brevik revealed that a remaster is unlikely, as all original resources are gone, and everything has to be made from scratch, so if this rumored remaster is closer to a remake in some ways.
The next entry in the series is Diablo IV, which is currently under development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Announced last year, the game returns to the dark roots of the series, cutting out the visual design in Diablo III. A release date has yet to be confirmed.