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Session Name: 'Diablo 2: Resurrected': The Art Direction and Pipelines for Resurrecting Evil
Speaker(s): Dustin King
Company Name(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Track / Format: Visual Arts

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Overview: This session will cover how the art direction for Diablo 2: Resurrected achieved modern visual fidelity in a 3D version of a remastered 2D game and some of the pipelines that allowed us to achieve this vision. Dustin will cover the initial decisions made before and during pre-production, the key pillars for Diablo 2: Resurrected that guided it's production, and how the different art disciplines tackled challenges along the way to ensure they stayed on time and at a very high fidelity bar. Dustin will go over making decisions that balance the nostalgic love for such an iconic game while still bringing it to modern AAA standards.

Game Developers Conference 2022

Dustin King

Blizzard Entertainment

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts