The Original Diablo Is Now Available On GOG With Updated Features (VIDEO)
Now that Diablo III is available on pretty much every platform, it appears Blizzard’s long-running dungeon crawling series is going back to the beginning with a re-release of the game that started it all. Available now on GOG.com, the original Diablo is available once again for all to play on PC, this time coming packed with a few updated features and capabilities.
Via the platform’s official website, Blizzard and GOG announced their partnership to bring the classic first Diablo to digital for the very first time, The announcement reveals, “The original Diablo is available now via digital distribution for the first time ever on GOG.COM. Players looking for the authentic Diablo experience can play the game as it was in 1996, with period-appropriate 20 FPS SVGA graphics, and the ability to matchmake through the classic version of Blizzard’s Battle.net online-gaming service.”
Alongside the original experience from 1996, GOG confirmed that this Diablo will also include “updated version of the game, which includes out-of-the-box Windows 10 compatibility, and a host of bug fixes.” Players were also confirmed the ability to “choose either version of the game from a launcher,” allowing to switch between the purist playstyle and these new modern updates.
This new and updated edition of Diablo is the beginning of a new partnership between Blizzard and GOG.com, the two collaborating on a select number of classic re-releases slated for sometime in the future. Those interested in giving the first Diablo another go can head to the GOG website, the game currently being offered at $9.99 USD.
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