Considering how much attention and detail and care that goes into every single Blizzard game, many had assumed and hoped that the Warcraft movie would be given the same treatment. After all Blizzard’s cinematic trailers are masterpieces on their own i…
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The other day it was reported that Blizzard had apparently invited several prominent professional Warcraft 3 players to a special event in the US. Clearly this was Warcraft-related, with speculation being that Blizzard might have something new to anno…
Blizzard’s Warcraft 3 has not see any major new content since The Frozen Throne expansion back in 2003. This means that the franchise has more or less been dormant for the past 15 years or so, but could Blizzard be looking to bring it back? That’s wha…
With Blizzard having officially remastered the original StarCraft, we’re sure that there are gamers who might be eager to look forward to Blizzard remastering more of their old games. In fact earlier this year there were rumors saying that remasters of Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 could be in the works.
While Blizzard hasn’t denied that possibility, it seems that gamers probably shouldn’t hold their breath at the idea of seeing those games getting remastered. This is according to a recent interview with Blizzard’s senior producer on the Classic Games team, Peter Stilwell who spoke to the folks at PCGamesN.
According to Stilwell, the reason we’re not seeing older Blizzard games remastered yet is because they don’t feel like the games in their current version are perfect, or at least good enough to be remastered. Stilwell points to the Blizzard forums where players still have a ton of gripes regarding some of the older games, and until Blizzard feels that everyone is happy with the game, then only will they proceed with remastering it, or at least look into it.
Stilwell was quoted as saying, “So we don’t feel like we’re at that stage yet with the others, we want to have that moment where the community is cool to play [the version of the game] while we figure out whatever, [so] we don’t have to cringe every day as we read the forums.” That being said, we have to wonder if maybe Blizzard’s resources could be spent making Diablo 4 or Warcraft 4 even. What do you guys say?
At the moment it seems that Blizzard is giving all of their franchises some love, save for the Warcraft franchise which seems to have been largely untouched, or at least until more recently when Blizzard announced on the forums that Warcraft 3 will finally be getting its own PTR, and that they will be testing out some multiplayer changes.
According to Blizzard, “Warcraft III’s first official PTR lives. Join us on the field of battle as we test the new Map Pools for 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and Free-for-All.” Based on the changelog it doesn’t seem like these changes will be particularly groundbreaking or will impact the game too greatly, but for those who still enjoy the game, this could be a much-welcome breath of fresh air.
We’re not sure if this is the extent of attention that Blizzard will be paying to the game. After all we suppose in a way World of Warcraft is kind of like an extension of the Warcraft franchise, not to mention that even 10 years later is still very much a cash cow. There have been rumors to suggest that a Warcraft 3 remaster could be in the works, and given that Blizzard did announce a StarCraft Remaster earlier this year, it wouldn’t be entirely out of the question.
It is unclear what Blizzard has planned for the RTS portion of the Warcraft franchise. Several years ago the company did state that a Warcraft 4 is something they are interested in, but other than expressing their interest, nothing else was shared.
So we know that Blizzard is working on a HD remaster of StarCraft, and now it looks like Blizzard could be doing the same with some of their older franchises, such as Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3. This is according to a report from PCGamesN who spotted a couple of job listings at Blizzard that hinted at such plans.
According to one of the job listings, “Qualities that made StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II the titans of their day. Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made them more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation. We’re restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done.”
The other listing reads, “Classic Games is looking for a renaissance designer to harmonize that which was, with that which will be. Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo await your machinations. If you have the desire to rise to that challenge, we’d love to hear from you.” Of course this by no means confirms Blizzard’s plans, but it certainly sounds like it.
Given that Blizzard is working on a StarCraft remaster, we guess it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that a remaster of older titles might be in the works as well. In any case try not to get your hopes up yet, but perhaps we could hear something at BlizzCon 2017 which will be held in November later this year.
So we know that Blizzard has plans to expand its mobile titles. Hearthstone is a good example of Blizzard bringing games to mobile, and we’ve also seen them expand the World of Warcraft’s mobile capabilities via a companion app. Just last month it also seemed like there were plans for more mobile titles thanks a job listing.
However back then it wasn’t clear what kind of games Blizzard could have planned for mobile, but now a more recent job listing suggests that maybe Blizzard could be thinking of bringing more Warcraft-related titles onto smartphones. This is because the job listing mentions the Warcraft IP specifically.
Now we’re not sure if this means that we’ll be getting more World of Warcraft related companion apps, or if Blizzard might have a game designed specifically for phones based on the Warcraft franchise, but then again it could be just about anything. Also Blizzard tends to take a while to develop their games so we guess it could be a while before we see anything.
If and when Blizzard does announce a new title, we suppose it will probably be at BlizzCon 2017 which is scheduled to take place later this year, until then gamers will just have to remain patient.
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While Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise is now focused on the World of Warcraft MMORPG and the Hearthstone game, many gamers probably still fondly recall the original game as a real-time strategy game that they played on their computers, with cheat codes such as “it is a good day to die” and “make it so” that gave gamers a leg up over the computer. While it remains unknown if Blizzard will ever release a Warcraft IV, especially since StarCraft 2 is the developer and community’s eSport of choice, one particular modder has decided to take it upon himself to release his own take on the game.
Dubbed “Warcraft RTS: Alliance and Horde”, it is essentially the modder’s take on what Warcraft IV could be like. The game was built using the StarCraft 2 editor and interestingly comes with some features that have been borrowed from World of Warcraft and will also come with melee maps that gamers can use to play against other players. As expected it will feature two factions, the Horde and Alliance, with 14 buildings, 16 units, 18 heroes, and over 50 creeps to fight. The mod’s creator, StevenLuo, invested so much of his time and energy into the project that he has since quit his job, talk about dedication! More info on the mod and its download links can be found here, but in the meantime you can check out the video above to get an idea of what to expect.
Warcraft RTS: Alliance And Horde Is A Fanmade Successor For The Franchise original content from Ubergizmo.