How Blizzard Responded To Speculated Warcraft 1 And 2 Remasters During Blizzcon 2016

Blizzcon 2016 has indeed been a success and for a Blizzard follower, this year has sure been a whole lot of fun. One of the biggest reveal from Blizzcon 2016 was the introduction of Overwatch's most hyped and highly anticipated new character - Sombra. Yes, we can hear every Overwatch player exclaiming "finally!" during Blizzcon's opening ceremony.

Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Diablo Updates

Next was Diablo's announcement of a Necromancer class that is soon to be added in the hack-and-slash RPG game. And there were two World of Warcraft characters added to Heroes of the Storm that officially made Blizzcon 2016 truly memorable. Did we mention Blizzard also unveiled Hearthstone's fourth expansion, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, which allows specific cards to work for range of classes? And before we miss this out, Blizzard and DeepMind teamed up to test how an AI will respond to Starcraft.

Overall, Blizzcon this year has been fun but during one of those Blizzard Q&A portions, Blizzard Co-founder, Frank Pearce, subtly confirmed something Warcraft fans have been wondering for a long time.

Warcraft 1 and 2 Remakes

One Blizzard fan by the name of Jack asked Pearce in the special Blizzard 25th anniversary panel if there would be remasters for Warcraft games. But Pearce simply answered that they were not planning to remaster the first two Warcraft games.

"We are fortunate enough to have all of the original source code and assets to everything we've done in the past. But actually, it turns out, it's really hard to access that stuff, unlock it, and figure out how it all works. Because we're old, we've forgotten. We had some dedicated folks that were passionate about the idea, dig up the Warcraft 1 assets and code. 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 anymore," Pearce explained.

Pearce further said that they have limited resources with what they choose to do and for now, they'd rather work on amazing new content for WoW or Overwatch and even evaluate a future project rather than go back to "dig up fossils" of old games.

It was then that Blizzard President, Mike Morhaime, quickly jumped in and added, "At this time!" to the almost dismayed fans.

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