The seminal dungeon crawler Diablo has entered a new frontier, becoming available digitally via GOG.com for the first time.
Players will have access to two versions of the game.
The first is a direct port of the 1996 original with a 20fps framerate and online connectivity through Battle.net. The other is an updated version featuring Windows 10 connectivity and an array of bug fixes.
The release marks the beginning of a partnership between GOG.com and Blizzard, which will also see Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II eventually hit the digital distribution platform. More details on those releases are not yet available, though the companies promise that information will be coming “soon.”
Speaking on these new releases, Rob Bridenbecker, Vice President and Executive Producer, Blizzard Entertainment said, “We were bummed that these iconic games weren’t available to our players, so we‘re very happy to work with the crew at GOG.com to rectify that. […] We hope our players will be excited to jump back into these classic titles.”
Blizzard is also currently working on a remaster of Warcraft 3, subtitled Reforged, which is expected to launch some time this year, as well as, reportedly, multiple Diablo projects.