Warcraft 1 & 2 remasters not occurring as a result of they’re “not that fun any more”

Don’t maintain your breath for remasters of the sooner Warcraft video games.


During BlizzCon 2016 over the weekend, Blizzard hosted a 25th anniversary panel that ended by taking just a few questions from attendees. One fan requested the panel if there are any plans to remaster Warcraft or Warcraft 2, the primary two video games on this legendary sequence.

Unfortunately, this isn’t occurring, in keeping with Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce, who shot down the thought fairly shortly. “We are fortunate enough to have all of the original source code and assets to everything we’ve done in the past,” he stated, as reported by Eurogamer.

“But truly, it seems, it’s actually laborious to entry that stuff, unlock it, and work out the way it all works. Because we’re previous, we’ve forgotten.

“We had some devoted people that had been passionate in regards to the concept, dig up the Warcraft 1 property and code. They obtained it working and so they obtained it working in a window. And I performed it,” Pearce went on.

“Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was awesome for its time. I promise you, in today’s world, by today’s standards, it’s just not that fun any more,” he added, and concluded saying he’d a lot somewhat spend the corporate’s assets on World of Warcraft or Overwatch content material, or on a brand new IP, somewhat than “digging up those fossils.”

Mike Morhaime, the corporate president then jumped in so as to add the caveat “At this time!” to Pearce’s reply.

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