Diablo 2, Warcraft 3 & StarCraft Being Remastered - MMORPG.com News

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A new posting on the Blizzard site pretty clearly states that the dreams of many classic games fans will be coming true. The ad is seeking a Senior Software Engineer for server technology to bring Diablo 2, StarCraft and Warcraft 3 to a new generation of players. The ad cites "evolving operating systems, hardware and online services" as barriers to be overcome to allow loyal fans and new players to enjoy the three.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 17,274
    Awesome news
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 9,763
    This will bring in buckets of money for Blizzard. Not surprising news but welcome news.
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  • EldrachEldrach Member UncommonPosts: 65
    Bit tired of the "remastered editions" fever that's currently plaguing the gameindustri. Yes, those were great games...But remastering them takes focus away from creating new experiences.
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  • donger56donger56 Member RarePosts: 443
    Hopefully this will lead to Warcraft 4. They flat out refuse to do vanilla wow servers, but then they do this? Yeah, I know it's not quite the same thing, but still. Blizzard trollin.
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  • AeanderAeander Member EpicPosts: 1,680
    Warcraft 3 remastered? Well, time to say goodbye to my family.
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  • GreatswordGreatsword Member UncommonPosts: 148
    Jumping to conclusions for clickbait, are we?

    Since they are looking for a software engineer for servers it's most likely about migrating those old games to a new server system/infrastructure. Just look at the job description.

    The games named here are just bragging by Blizzard so a job seeker who's not into gaming knows what company he is applying for (believe it or not, this job ad will be posted on all major job boards). That ""We are the company behind D2, WC3 and SC!"." introduction paragraph is normal for every company in every job ad and they might even use it to look for a janitor.
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 3,834
    Excellent Blizzard, just dont remaster D2's expansion.
  • DauzqulDauzqul Member RarePosts: 1,747
    edited June 2017
    "New Generation of Players" scared me. We all know that this generation plays with money.
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 23,455


    Jumping to conclusions for clickbait, are we?



    Since they are looking for a software engineer for servers it's most likely about migrating those old games to a new server system/infrastructure. Just look at the job description.



    The games named here are just bragging by Blizzard so a job seeker who's not into gaming knows what company he is applying for (believe it or not, this job ad will be posted on all major job boards). That ""We are the company behind D2, WC3 and SC!"." introduction paragraph is normal for every company in every job ad and they might even use it to look for a janitor.



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  • RusqueRusque Member RarePosts: 2,753
    D2 in HD/4k? Yus. 


  • WalkinGlennWalkinGlenn Member UncommonPosts: 162
    WC3 still looks pretty decent. I have it installed on Windows7. Only problemis cut scenes dont show,  they're completely black. Other than that, the game plays fine. I may, or may not spring fir the remastered. We'll see
  • IceAgeIceAge Member RarePosts: 1,740

    Eldrach said:

    Bit tired of the "remastered editions" fever that's currently plaguing the gameindustri. Yes, those were great games...But remastering them takes focus away from creating new experiences.



    Really ? So , you believe Blizzard will take away resources/focus from other projects just to make a remastered version of SC, W3 & D2 ? No! Those require small teams to bring the remastered projects to live as they already stated that.

    I am pretty sure that Blizzard always works on creating new experiences without taking away resources from other projects.
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  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 26,424
    Sovrath said:


    Jumping to conclusions for clickbait, are we?

    Since they are looking for a software engineer for servers it's most likely about migrating those old games to a new server system/infrastructure. Just look at the job description.

    The games named here are just bragging by Blizzard so a job seeker who's not into gaming knows what company he is applying for (believe it or not, this job ad will be posted on all major job boards). That ""We are the company behind D2, WC3 and SC!"." introduction paragraph is normal for every company in every job ad and they might even use it to look for a janitor.
    They list the games and then say: "We’re restoring them to glory"
    Thank you for pointing that out and exactly why I included that particular quote in the entire article which, judging by the earlier post, was not read. Starcraft has already been announced as headed for remaster so lumping WC3 and D2 in with it means they will also be remastered. It's not as much of a stretch as the one mentioned later in the full article.
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  • KonfessKonfess Member RarePosts: 1,638
    edited June 2017
    I think this is a great idea. Updating their game engines to to DX12 and their art assets to wide screen and 4k resolutions. That would go a long way to breathing life into these old games. My god son is just about the same age as his dad when we first played Warcraft, when he was born.
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  • AnirethAnireth Member UncommonPosts: 923
    And here i was considering buying Diablo III (if it would drop in price just a bit more). With Diablo II remastered, probably no reason anymore. And i still play Warcraft 3 every other year or so.

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  • coretex666coretex666 Member RarePosts: 3,289
    Hope it is D2 LoD which is a significantly better game than the "vanilla" Diablo 2, in my opinion.

    I would rather play LoD with old graphics than remastered vanilla D2.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 15,385
    Eldrach said:
    Bit tired of the "remastered editions" fever that's currently plaguing the gameindustri. Yes, those were great games...But remastering them takes focus away from creating new experiences.
    Disagree. It means people don't have to pirate and hack old versions of games to get them working on modern hardware and operating systems. This is one of the pillars that has made Good Old Games (gog.com) so successful.

    Lots of people like me enjoy replaying old games. I am more than willing to pay for stability and remastered textures. I downloaded StarCraft (for free from Blizzard) and the muddy textures are the first thing that stood out. I just bought a remastered Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on GoG for $14. While it's still low rez by todays standards the textures actually work at 1080p and they polished several game features like the platforming. It's the original dino blaster. Why wouldn't I want to replay it especially since my N64 is dead.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 15,385
    Hope it is D2 LoD which is a significantly better game than the "vanilla" Diablo 2, in my opinion.

    I would rather play LoD with old graphics than remastered vanilla D2.

    Yeah, I don't even think of D2 without LoD anymore. I'm pretty sure all these remasters will be bundled with their DLC and xpacs, or at least the option to buy them that way.
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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 3,871
    ...Ha to all the naysayers who said it would never happen, told ya so and it pleases me so greatly!
  • Geddon95405Geddon95405 Member UncommonPosts: 95
    would rather have D4 instead of 'remastered' stuff i've already played

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  • HarikenHariken Member RarePosts: 1,776
    It amazes me that Blizzard would do this and Bethesda is to cheap to do this with TES3 Morrowind. This is something that fans have been wanting for years.
  • ElderknightElderknight Member UncommonPosts: 239
    Hopefully they will add them to the battlenet app so we can launch them with the other games, how much do you think they will charge for the remaster games 10$ would be good with me.
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 23,455
    Hariken said:
    It amazes me that Blizzard would do this and Bethesda is to cheap to do this with TES3 Morrowind. This is something that fans have been wanting for years.
    I don't think it has anything to do with "being cheap". Todd Howard had answered this and said that the resources it would take to bring Morrowind up to moden standards could be used to make another game.

    My guess is that Blizzard has a lot more money and additional personnel; they crunched the numbers and felt it would be profitable to do so.

    Companies are ALWAYS willing to spend money if they think they can make a significant profit and if the project falls under their company mission statement.
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  • laseritlaserit Member EpicPosts: 5,186
    Well....

    I can only hope that one day they will remaster Vanilla WoW ;)
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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 8,876
    edited June 2017
    If they are truly remastering D2 and W3 then i can also see them porting those two games to consoles. I never played D2 and W3 because of their point and click only nature. And with the success and excellent gameplay of D3 on consoles i would definitely play them on PS4.


    I'm against remastering modern games(that are still fresh), but i welcome these classics and others with open arms, any day.
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