No doubt there's a dark cloud hovering over all things Blizzard
- here's a great breakdown by PC Gamer summarises it all
, including the current discrimination and harassment fallout. Which is, of course, shocking and disturbing. With that plans are seemingly still in place to launch Diablo II: Resurrected
next month, with the Early Access Beta (for those who pre-order) expected to kick off August 17.
That date comes via the official Microsoft Store listing
for the Beta which for a few hours had that date listed before being amended. Thanks Reddit
The Beta, unlike the Alpha we played
earlier this year, will support 8-player co-op in addition to giving players access to five playable classes - Amazon, Barbarian, Paladin, Sorceress, and Druid. Plus a suite of new quality of life features
The Beta is set to hit PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms ahead of the September launch - with the question now being whether or not cross-play will be a feature alongside the already confirmed cross-progression.