Blizzard Could Remaster Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 Alongside StarCraft

Blizzard Could Remaster Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 Alongside StarCraft

A couple Blizzard classics could come back for another round.

Blizzard's latest job hunt apparently requires engineers to be familiar with classic properties like Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3, hinting that the two games will be getting the remaster treatment alongside Starcraft.

It was previously rumored that all three games could get a remaster as early as 2015. After StarCraft remaster was confirmed, it was only a matter of time until Warcraft and Diablo followed. A new opening for a Senior Software Engineer mentions both Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 in its job listings, suggesting that the two titles have become priorities in the inner workings of Blizzard. The line, "We're restoring them to glory," is a pretty big tip off as well that the two games could be getting remastered, just like the first Starcraft which is also mentioned in the jobs post.

The second job posting, this time for a UI/UX Visual Designer, goes even further saying, "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 anything, Blizzard certainly has a way with words on their jobs page. It also seems that if both games are remastered, we can expect more than just graphics to get an overhaul, with perhaps some added changes to how the game controls to better suit modern tastes.

Neither Warcraft nor Diablo are confirmed for remastering yet, but with StarCraft already in the works, it wouldn't be a surprise for two of Blizzard's other massively popular classic franchises receiving a similar treatment.

Diablo 2 first came out in 2000 while Warcraft 3 followed two years later in 2002. Both games were considered huge successes, with Warcraft 3 paving the way for the massively popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft, while Diablo 3 is enjoying a kind of resurgent popularity.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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