Does Diablo 2 get Resurrected Crossplay?

Does Diablo 2 get Resurrected Crossplay?

 On September 23, Diablo 2 Resurrected , the major remaster of the popular ARPG, will be released. For the first time, the classic is also available on PlayStation, Xbox and Switch. Many fans are now wondering: Can I cross-play with friends on other platforms?

Will Diablo 2 have Resurrected Crossplay? The short answer is no. At least not at release. The developers decided against making the feature accessible at the beginning.

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The chances that crossplay will come later, however, are slim. However, it is not completely ruled out and there is also an alternative. In an interview, the boss Rod Fergusson revealed: "Crossplay is something we will look at further" (via ).

What is crossplay anyway? Crossplay allows you to play together with friends from different platforms. If you gamble on PC, for example, you can use crossplay to form a group with people who play on PlayStation or Switch.

Diablo 2 Resurrected comes through the remaster for the first time on platforms other than the PC, namely PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and Nintendo Switch.

Co-op yes, cross-play no - for now

What the developers say: Co-op is an important aspect of Diablo 2 and many fans prefer to gamble in groups. According to the developers, the fact that the remaster does not get crossplay is largely due to the fact that the versions differ too much.

Specifically, this is about the controls, because the controller controls are completely different and, in some ways, better . Says game producer Matthew Cederquist, "Crossplay was a cool idea, but it just didn't fit the game because it has different UIs, control schemes, and that sort of thing" (via ).

The controls are not the only thing that differs. PC gamers have one important feature that consoles lack: the lobby .

Even the group size is different on the different platforms. While PC, PlayStation and Xbox allow up to 8 players in co-op, the Switch version only allows 4 players. Merging the versions under these circumstances looks rather cumbersome.

Is there an alternative? Instead of a real crossplay, Diablo 2 Resurrected offers cross-progression. This means: if you play Resurrected on multiple platforms, you can transfer your progress.

For example, you can play alone on the PC and simply transfer the progress to the PlayStation, where your friends are waiting. The remaster will probably not come closer to crossplay for the time being.

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