Tuesday 22 October 2019

Blizzard says it intends to 'maintain' Starcraft and Warcraft 3


Emma Clark

Blizzard recently posted a job ad that got hopes up that it might be re-releasing classic titles, but its statement says it's simply maintaining them.

Classic Blizzard titles including Starcraft, Warcraft 3, and Diablo 2 were named dropped in a job ad for a “senior software engineer, classic games,” leading many to believe that they might be re-released.

Blizzard has since issued a statement to say that it wants to maintain its legacy games. Blizzard said, " We need engineers to help maintain our legacy games. We have a history of maintaining our games for many years. Our earlier games are still played and enjoyed today, so we want to continue to maintain them for those communities.”

The job ad certainly sounded more intriguing. It stated that Blizzard is "restoring them to glory," and called them "the titans of their day."

The developer added that evolving technology has made it “more difficult” for new and old fans to enjoy these games, despite their "compelling stories, intense multiplayer and endless replayability."

It doesn't look like we'll be getting the remastered versions or re-releases of Starcraft, Warcraft 3, and Diablo 2 as many might have hoped.

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