Blizzard and Remastered Games - What's next ?

IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In .. RomaniaMember RarePosts: 1,688
So! We have SC Remastered which is very awesome.

Now , I was thinking that they did SC Remastered because they have no plans in the near future to release another Starcraft game ( we have SC 2 :) ) . So , the next game which will get Remastered ( hopeful announced at this Gamecom ), will mean that , the game will ... not see a next installment in the near future .

So , now , what game would you want Remastered? Diablo(2) or Warcraft(3)? :)

This is a hard choice , but I say I want W3 Remastered and hoping D4 or a Diablo MMO is coming soon ( enough ) :)

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,985

    I'd like to see Diablo 2 remastered.

    D4 is inevitable - just not anytime soon.

    Diablo MMO - highly unlikely.


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  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In .. RomaniaMember RarePosts: 1,688
    DMKano said:

    I'd like to see Diablo 2 remastered.

    D4 is inevitable - just not anytime soon.

    Diablo MMO - highly unlikely.


    I very much want to see a W4, but .. I think they will hold-off with this. SC 2 is nice and all , but .. in terms of "awesomeness" , they kinda .. failed a bit with it. So another RTS is , from my point if view, not a very wise decision. RTS's are in decline if you ask me. 

    But .. who knows. We are talking about Blizzard :) They can always surprise us.

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  • sunandshadowsunandshadow Pittsburgh, PAMember UncommonPosts: 1,698
    I'd really rather see warcraft 2 than 3, sigh...
    I want to help design and develop a PvE-focused, solo-friendly, sandpark MMO which combines crafting, monster hunting, and story.  So PM me if you are starting one.
  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarMember EpicPosts: 20,917
    DMKano said:

    I'd like to see Diablo 2 remastered.

    D4 is inevitable - just not anytime soon.

    Diablo MMO - highly unlikely.
    Yeah, it is highly unlikely and not just because Blizz seems uninterested in MMOs lately. Diablos world is excellent for short dungeon hacks but it would not be good either for a single player RPG or a MMORPG. It is not really made for anything like that, just to get you down into a huge dungeon (which certainly is fine enough for an action game).

    If you want a Blizzard IP besides Warcraft to base an MMO on I would pick Lost vikings. Well, or Overwatch but since project Titan got scrapped we wont see that.

    And D4 is indeed invitable eventually but I don't think we will see it until after 2022.
  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In .. RomaniaMember RarePosts: 1,688
    Loke666 said:
    DMKano said:

    I'd like to see Diablo 2 remastered.

    D4 is inevitable - just not anytime soon.

    Diablo MMO - highly unlikely.
    Yeah, it is highly unlikely and not just because Blizz seems uninterested in MMOs lately. Diablos world is excellent for short dungeon hacks but it would not be good either for a single player RPG or a MMORPG. It is not really made for anything like that, just to get you down into a huge dungeon (which certainly is fine enough for an action game).

    Well .. c'mon! You can't really say that Diablo world is good for short dungeon hacks and not for a MMO. How was Warcraft any better then Diablo in terms of lore ? Now is something different, but before WoW , I don't believe it was a big difference. 

    So from all of those, I would rather see a Diablo MMO then anything else :)
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  • SedrynTyrosSedrynTyros USMember EpicPosts: 1,948
    I think Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne is the best RTS game ever made, but I'd like to see Warcraft 2 remastered first.
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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAMember RarePosts: 27,406
    IceAge said:


    Well .. c'mon! You can't really say that Diablo world is good for short dungeon hacks and not for a MMO. How was Warcraft any better then Diablo in terms of lore ? Now is something different, but before WoW , I don't believe it was a big difference. 



    What does lore have to do with anything? Diablo is always about action combat in 15 min dungeons. 

    I don't see how cramping 500 people inside a dungeon will make Diablo better. Of course, if you count 4 player dungeon games with a lobby a MMO, then do make the next Diablo a MMO. Otherwise, i doubt Blizz will bother. 
  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnMember RarePosts: 4,249
    Logic dictates that it will be Diablo 2. They don't want competition to Starcraft(as a franchise), so that rules Warcraft out. Plus they've got WoW / Hearthstone set there already. Sure, they've also got Diablo 3, but why do I think they want a piece of oldschool cake(Path of Exile, Grim Dawn etc). Oh and they already tried it with Tristram(or whatever it was for anniversary). Tbh, I was more surprised that they remastered Starcraft before Diablo 2.
  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAMember UncommonPosts: 2,008
    remaster all of the Warcrafts, if it turns out to be D2 that they are working on and hired all that staff for I am going to be ultra pissed

  • coretex666coretex666 PragueMember RarePosts: 3,217
    D2 LoD would be great.
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  • KanethKaneth Member RarePosts: 2,267
    Myrdynn said:
    remaster all of the Warcrafts, if it turns out to be D2 that they are working on and hired all that staff for I am going to be ultra pissed

    I'd say prepare to be pissed. Remaster of D2 seems far more likely at this point. WC3 will most likely see a remaster. However, since the SC remaster came out, I could see them holding off on another RTS remaster.
    IceAge
  • PemminPemmin Member UncommonPosts: 427
    i doubt that they are going remaster anything else anytime soon.

    1) starcraft1 is unique in that it still had a HUGE competitive following in the eastern market, with blizzard trying to push e-sports it made sense to remaster.

    2) Diablo 2 is unlikely 

    Blizzard doesn't want to split there D3 community, and there is already very large diablo project currently in development (possibly with mmo features). Blizzard devs have also gone on the record stating that remastering diablo2 would be more resource intensive to remaster because of some of the technical aspects involved(how character movement works was the example given i believe).

    3) warcraft 3 is unlikely 

    they already imported most of the art assets over to starcraft2 and would be more likely for
    blizzard to just import over the campaigns as well....instead of remastering an entire game.

    4) there is a push internally towards pumping out new IPs.
  • ElidienElidien Atlanta, GAMember UncommonPosts: 1,168
    I think they re-master the Diablo and Warcraft series to buy time to kick out new IP's.  It all depends on how well Starcraft sells.  I expect very well.
  • lahnmirlahnmir UtrechtMember RarePosts: 925
    Here is my standard reply: Rock n Roll Racing HD!!

    That, or Blackthorne Remastered.

    Not Lost Vikings, I hated Lost Vikings...

    /Cheers,
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  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHMember RarePosts: 3,712
    Diablo 2 makes the most sense.  It will help distract those disappointed with D3 while they work on D4, or whatever it will be called.

    David Brevik thinks they have their work cut out for them if they want to make it feel the same:

    http://www.pcgamer.com/diablo-2-remaster-its-going-to-be-difficult-to-make-it-feel-exactly-like-the-same-game/

    But I don't think it has to feel exactly the same.



  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarreMember EpicPosts: 6,611
    WoW remastered? ;)
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  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In .. RomaniaMember RarePosts: 1,688
    Pemmin said:
    i doubt that they are going remaster anything else anytime soon.

    1) starcraft1 is unique in that it still had a HUGE competitive following in the eastern market, with blizzard trying to push e-sports it made sense to remaster.

    2) Diablo 2 is unlikely 

    Blizzard doesn't want to split there D3 community, and there is already very large diablo project currently in development (possibly with mmo features). Blizzard devs have also gone on the record stating that remastering diablo2 would be more resource intensive to remaster because of some of the technical aspects involved(how character movement works was the example given i believe).

    3) warcraft 3 is unlikely 

    they already imported most of the art assets over to starcraft2 and would be more likely for
    blizzard to just import over the campaigns as well....instead of remastering an entire game.

    4) there is a push internally towards pumping out new IPs.
    Wrong! They stated numerous times that they will bring back their classic games : Warcraft , Starcraft and Diablo  into .. HD Remakes. 

    Now the question is, which will come second , as we already have SC Remastered. 

    Diablo 2 is likely to be the next one, even so .. I would like to see W3 and an announcement that a new Diablo ( MMO ) game is in the works and will come in 2070 :D

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  • MargraveMargrave Member UncommonPosts: 941
    Remastered releases make me think a developer is out of ideas.
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHMember RarePosts: 3,712
    Margrave said:
    Remastered releases make me think a developer is out of ideas.
    there's always someone that wants to poo poo a developer that actually remasters games players want remastered ...

    Blizzard out of ideas?  You're kidding.
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  • CazrielCazriel San Francisco, CAMember UncommonPosts: 232
    Pemmin said:
    i doubt that they are going remaster anything else anytime soon.

    1) starcraft1 is unique in that it still had a HUGE competitive following in the eastern market, with blizzard trying to push e-sports it made sense to remaster.

    2) Diablo 2 is unlikely 

    Blizzard doesn't want to split there D3 community, and there is already very large diablo project currently in development (possibly with mmo features). Blizzard devs have also gone on the record stating that remastering diablo2 would be more resource intensive to remaster because of some of the technical aspects involved(how character movement works was the example given i believe).

    3) warcraft 3 is unlikely 

    they already imported most of the art assets over to starcraft2 and would be more likely for
    blizzard to just import over the campaigns as well....instead of remastering an entire game.

    4) there is a push internally towards pumping out new IPs.
    Yes, but they've had job postings out for exactly that--remastering D2 and making its glory accessible to a new generation, or words to that effect. 

    With the exception of Overwatch, which was cobbled together from their failed Project Titan MMO, there's been no new IPs in Blizzard's basket in a very, very long time.

    Also using the term "pumping out" with anything connected to Blizzard is amusing.  Blizzard never pumps out anything.

    Lastly, the D3 community is already split.  Split between playing D2 in its current state, complaining about D3 and playing PoE and the like.  They lose nothing in terms of community with D2.  And the sales will be astronomical.  


  • iixviiiixiixviiiix GSMember UncommonPosts: 1,442
    edited August 21
    The lost vikings remastered ... IN 3D
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  • kilunkilun Member UncommonPosts: 727
    Remastering is what Beamdog and other companies have made a killing on.  How many that own D2/LOD would want to play it again and pay for a version that runs on current hardware/software.  A lot of potential income outweighs the risk.  It just makes sense for a business standpoint to do that.
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,082
    IceAge said:
    Loke666 said:
    DMKano said:

    I'd like to see Diablo 2 remastered.

    D4 is inevitable - just not anytime soon.

    Diablo MMO - highly unlikely.
    Yeah, it is highly unlikely and not just because Blizz seems uninterested in MMOs lately. Diablos world is excellent for short dungeon hacks but it would not be good either for a single player RPG or a MMORPG. It is not really made for anything like that, just to get you down into a huge dungeon (which certainly is fine enough for an action game).

    Well .. c'mon! You can't really say that Diablo world is good for short dungeon hacks and not for a MMO. How was Warcraft any better then Diablo in terms of lore ? Now is something different, but before WoW , I don't believe it was a big difference. 

    So from all of those, I would rather see a Diablo MMO then anything else :)
    I completely agree. Heck, I even remember writing Blizzard and just saying that I would be interested in a Diablo mmorpg.

    I mean, what is World of Warcraft but an mmorpg that is taken from an rts?

    History and lore can be fleshed out, events can be constructed, etc.


    IceAge



  • KrynKryn Wahiawa, HIMember UncommonPosts: 169
    IDC.  I won't be buying any of them.
  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson USAMember EpicPosts: 2,275
    Rock 'n' Roll Racing remaster/remake!  I'm ready!
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