It seems a lot of major classic games are getting high-end remakes as of late. A lot of remakes are being made for classic games from the ground up, including Final Fantasy VII. However, Blizzard Entertainment co-founder Frank Pearce spoke at a recent BlizzCon Q&A and said this will not happen for the Warcraft series. Eurogamer reports that Pearce said there are no plans to remaster any of the earlier Warcraft titles, such as Warcraft I, Warcraft II or Warcraft III.
Speaking at the Q&A session, Pearce stated the following:
“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 also added in the Q&A:
“We have limited resources with everything that we choose to do. We would much rather work on amazing content for World of Warcraft for you guys, or for Overwatch, or evaluating what a future project pipeline might be and devote our time to that, rather than going back and digging up those fossils…we totally appreciate your enthusiasm for those old games. We love them too.”
Pearce noted that he appreciates that fans love the games and said Blizzard loves them too.