Diablo 2’s ‘lost’ assets weren’t really a problem for Diablo 2: Resurrected

Diablo 2's 'lost' assets weren't really a problem for Diablo 2: Resurrected

In 2019, Diablo creators Erich Schaefer, Max Schaefer, and David Brevik told a story about Diablo 2’s development, saying their entire backup of the game’s source code and assets had been lost. As Gamespot quoted, it was “Irrevocably, fatally corrupted,” according to Max Schaefer.

The Schaefers remember piecing the game back together from files developers had taken home and successfully finished the game, but with many of its development files missing. “We lost a lot of the assets, art assets,” said Erich Schaefer. “It would make it very difficult for Blizzard to do a Diablo 2 remaster because all the assets we used are pretty much gone. They’d have to make them from scratch.”

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