In an interview, Matthew Cederquist reveals that his old savegames from Diablo 2 can also be used in Resurrected. This statement contradicts the statements of Diablo franchise boss Rod Fergusson.
Diablo 2 veterans pay special attention to this news. In one Interview with IGN Middle East Matthew Cederquist (Game Producer for Diablo II: Resurrected) reveals that old savegames from the 20-year-old original Diablo-2 can also be used for Diablo 2: Resurrected.
"Yes! Keep your old save files," said Cederquist when asked about a save file importing feature. "Back when we were working on (the remaster), we wondered if the old save files would work, so we kind of shoved it in, and it worked! So yes, your local singleplayer save files will carry over."
With it you could play your old characters including all items in the revised version. Unlike Warcraft 3: Reforged, Diablo 2: Resurrected will run parallel to the original, which allows the transfer of saved games. But that sounds almost too good to be true.
Different statements from the developers
In an interview with Gamestar.de it was said by Diablo franchise boss Rod Fergusson that importing legacy savegames is not possible.
"It's best to imagine all of this as two separate games. The old Diablo 2 runs under the hood of the remaster, but the product is still independent. We want to ensure the integrity of Diablo 2: Resurrected here and, for example, avoid that Characters in Resurrected were created through item duplication or other exploits from the past. We purposely treat it as two separate games. "
That is a clear statement from the chief designer. And it makes sense with a view to Seasons in Diablo 2: Resurrected, because where is the game fun if you could duplicate all the good items with your legacy characters and incorporate them into the new edition? Which statement is true is still in the room. We are sure that there will be clarification on this subject very quickly. When the time comes, we will update this news.
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