Behind the Scenes: Diablo II: Resurrected
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
Live stream (Twitch, YouTube, Facebook)
Join us on Thursday, June 23rd for an evening with Rob Gallerani as we explore the development of Diablo II: Resurrected!
Blizzard recently had the opportunity to remaster the genre-defining game, and Rob served as Design Director. Tasked with taking a 20-year-old game and modernizing it, he also had to maintain elements that made the game so memorable to fans. While Diablo II has remained the same for 20+ years, the gaming world has changed entirely.
During this live stream event, Rob will share the design aspects his team used to bring the classic experience everyone remembers into the modern era. Special focus will be spent on controller support, uncapped framerate, new QOL features, as well as many features they chose not to add (including the controversial Charm Bag). This talk will be half post-mortem, half forward-looking to the state of game creation.
If you’re interested in game development or simply an avid gamer, you won’t want to miss this presentation and Q&A!
Be sure to subscribe to our Twitch and YouTube channels to get a notification when we go live on Thursday, June 23rd at 7:30 pm PDT.
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Diablo II: Resurrected Design Director
Rob joined Vicarious Visions (now part of Blizzard Entertainment) over 21 years ago, where his first project was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 on the GameBoy Advance. He has since contributed to a wide range of games and franchises including Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, and Skylanders. In 2016, he was the design lead on the Warmind expansion for Destiny 2 and led the puzzle team on the game’s Black Armory expansion in 2018. His latest efforts have been leading the creation and release of Diablo II: Resurrected, his 30th game title shipped.
When not designing video games, he runs homebrew tabletop games and ARGs. Apart from games, he makes pasta, blacksmiths, runs obstacle courses and spends time with his amazing wife and two daughters.