One of the most exciting upcoming games for Blizzard fans is this year’s Diablo 2: Resurrected. It’s a faithful recreation of an RPG game that first came out 21 years ago, using the same game logic to drive the dark fantasy action. But there are some changes coming – Diablo 2: Resurrected has had some quality-of-life improvements, and Blizzard has worked with the charity and advocacy group AbleGamers to make sure those extend to the community of disabled gamers.
Diablo boss Rod Fergusson says the Diablo 2 Remastered team partnered with AbleGamers to have a group of disabled players try the alpha version and provide feedback. “There’s only so much you can do with a 21-year-old game,” Fergusson told Geoff Keighley in a video interview shared by WoWHead. “But we wanted to see, are there blockers, are there things we can help with to make the game more accessible?”
AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn tells us his group has helped train Blizzard employees through an Accessible Player Experiences course, which is available for free at accessible.games.