Diablo II: Resurrected released and people are noticing some obvious changes and censorship in the game. Thanks, Blizzard.
The discovery of censorship in Diablo II: Resurrected, along with the game’s questionably poor art direction, has led to frustration and outrage among players who had hoped that Blizzard would refrain from making such edits to the beloved title during its remastering.
First announced in February as part of the developer’s annual BlizzCon convention, Diablo II: Remastered has been promoted as a “remastered version” of the PC classic, with Diablo head Rod Fergusson even promising during the title’s reveal, “We’re not trying to reverse-engineer the game and build it from scratch to look like D2. This is D2. This is the same core gameplay, the same story and tone, even the same voices of the same actors.”
However, this promise of adhering to Diablo II’s original tone would not extend to the game’s graphics, as players soon discovered during a recent open alpha test of the remaster that Blizzard had censored a number of the game’s models.