Blizzard North Co-Founder and Former President David Brevik in personal microblogging talked about the planned, but never released second expansion for Diablo II.
Recall that Diablo II was released in June 2000, and 12 months later received the Lord of Destruction addon. Both were successful enough to warrant another expansion, but it didn’t work out.
«[Дополнение] was in the plans, but he was never released. I made a design document for several pages describing new classes, locations, gameplay mechanics and plot ideas. I did not advance further “– recalls Brevik.
By according to the developer, the unreleased second expansion for Diablo II, he was engaged in six to twelve months before leaving Blizzard North and before patch 1.10: “Including therefore [аддон] never did “.
I designed it about 6-12 months before I left. This is one of the reasons it was never made. It was before the 1.10 patch (in terms of timeline). We were also working on our version of Diablo 3 at the time, plus another unannounced project. https://t.co/gxCfeyD0Ou– David Brevik (@davidbrevik) February 14, 2021
Around the same time, Brevik and his team were working on their version of Diablo III, which was supposed to combine elements of action RPG and massively multiplayer online games.
“I think it would be very interesting. We then used the structural ideas for it in Marvel Heroes. It was a hybrid of ARPG and MMO. MMO in terms of “a lot of people playing at the same time”, not [World of Warcraft]», — shared Breivik.
That version of Diablo III was canceled due to the departure of most of Blizzard North’s employees, including Brevik. For Diablo II, according to rumors, a remake is being prepared, which can be announced at the online festival BlizzConline between February 20-21.
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