With the news Blizzard is recreating the original Diablo in the Diablo III engine, fans have been speculating if the publisher will bring back other classic games from their vaults, like the original two Warcraft games. Now we’ve learned (via Eurogamer) that will probably never happen.
When speaking at a panel at this year’s BlizzCon, a fan asked if there were any plans to remaster the first two Warcraft games. Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce quickly shot this down, saying they have limited resources, and are currently focused on other projects like World of Warcraft and Overwatch.
Blizzard president and co-founder Mike Morhaime said they’re very lucky to have access to the original games assets and source code, noting that it’s “really hard to access that stuff, unlock it, and figure out how it all works.”
“We had some dedicated folks that were passionate about the idea, dig up the Warcraft 1 assets and code,” Pearce elaborated.
“They got it working and they got it running in a window. And I played it. 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.”
Pearce also said that Blizzard would rather work on an entirely new project, to which Morhaime jumped in to say “At this time.”Perhaps there is still hope at a modern return to Warcraft’s roots?
“We totally appreciate your enthusiasm for those old games,” Pearce said in closing. “We love them, too.”
Would you guys like to see remakes of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness? Sound off in the comments below!