Blizzard Entertainment and GOG.com are teaming up to re-release classic Blizzard games. Because, you know, nostalgia sells.
First up is Diablo, the 1996 title has been brought back with the ever so appropriate 20 FPS SVGA graphics if you want the original experience. There’s also more modern-friendly performance if you’d like something smoother, though. Players will still be able to matchmake through the classic Blizzard Battle.net online service.
You will also be able to play a version of the game that is compatible with Windows 10 and has a lengthy list of bug fixes attached. Just choose which version to run from the launcher.
This however is the extent of the modernisation of the retro RPG, with Blizzard wishing to keep the OG Diablo as close to the one fans remember as possible.
Return to Sanctuary or venture into the game for the very first time.
“We were bummed that these iconic games weren’t available to our players, so we‘re very happy to work with the crew at GOG.com to rectify that,” said Rob Bridenbecker, Vice President and Executive Producer, Blizzard Entertainment. “This has been a long time coming and we hope our players will be excited to jump back into these classic titles. ”
Down the line we will see other original Blizzard games like Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft 2 become available on GOG.com. There has been no statement on when these will be released.