Diablo 2: Resurrected, the rebuilt version of the popular ARPG, is scheduled to be released on September 23. Despite this, a lot of information regarding Diablo 2: Resurrected appears to have slipped between the cracks. One potential Diablo 2: Resurrected player, for example, came to Twitter to inquire about cross-progression with Blizzard’s executive producer Rod Fergusson. Yes, Diablo 2: Resurrected offers cross-platform advancement, according to Fergusson.
With the release of Diablo 2: Resurrected so close at hand, eager fans are becoming a touch violent in their anticipation. Fergusson shared a photo of his family on Twitter, only to be bombarded with inquiries about the game. To his credit, Fergusson decided to be courteous and answer a few questions. One of those queries was whether the Nintendo Switch version of Diablo 2: Resurrected supported cross-progression, which it does.
For those unfamiliar with the term, cross-progression is a feature that allows players to transfer their account, characters, goods, and all other kinds of progress across various platforms. This covers the PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S for Diablo 2: Resurrected.
It’s a pretty current function, and it’s not something you’d see in a 20-year-old PC exclusive. It’s one of the numerous new features introduced to Diablo 2: Resurrected by Vicarious Visions that attempt to improve the game but don’t change the gameplay in any meaningful manner.
Diablo 2: Resurrected will not allow cross-play at launch, despite the fact that it will offer cross-progression. Blizzard stated it has looked into cross-play and is still looking into it, but that it isn’t something it intends to support on launch.
The explanation given was that the platforms’ interfaces and controls differed, thus it wasn’t “the appropriate match.” Some think that Blizzard’s decision to exclude cross-play was influenced by Activision’s connection with PlayStation, which has historically been opposed to the function.
Hi Rod, can you please clarify if the Switch version will support cross progression? Debating on buying a Switch if it will.
— Ken (@DecayingBlond) September 10, 2021
This isn’t the first time Blizzard has stated that Diablo 2: Resurrected would enable cross-progression across all platforms. As early as February, the feature was verified. As previously stated, the game’s impending release has prompted some to seek clarity on the differences between cross-play and cross-progression.
Fergusson also has some further Diablo news, which he revealed on Twitter. After a fan inquires if Fergusson has any information on the impending Diablo 2: Resurrected beta, he replies that he does not. Blizzard will have news to share next week, according to Fergusson.