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Diablo Now Available Digitally For the First Time

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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.

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players

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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to GamesIndustry.biz where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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