The next September 23 We will be able to face the Lord of Terror and his infernal hosts again thanks to the launch of Diablo 2: Resurrected On PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and Nintendo Switch, the remastering of one of the most successful and influential role-playing games of all time.
However, the return of this much-loved adventure will take place amid the stormy controversy surrounding Activision Blizzard and the lawsuits it is receiving for sexual harassment of its workers and for its discriminatory policies.
“Let consumers do what they think is right”
The remastering of this title has been the responsibility of Vicarious Visions, a New York-based studio that has not been directly implicated in this scandal, although its workers are well aware that all this controversy could end up affecting their sales, as there will probably be no shortage of players who do not want to support Activision Blizzard buying their products until things change.
According to Rob Gallerani, one of the top managers of Vicarious Visions, trusts that people “do what you think is right“in relation to the purchase or not of the title, since the study does not want to stay out of everything that is happening in the company and they want to show solidarity with their colleagues.
“It was very disturbing to hear this kind of thing.“Gallerani said.” We really want to support our colleagues and our peers. We’ve heard a lot of positive things in our internal study review process, but I don’t think we can let it go. We always need to keep asking. “
Not surprisingly, one of the things they have done with Diablo 2: Resurrected is to check that there was nothing problematic or potentially controversial in its contents, something that they did not find. In addition, took the opportunity to slightly redesign some characters so that they are not so sexualized as in the original, as is the case with the Amazon, since they wanted all classes to look like warriors and not “people out of a nightclub.”