'Warcraft 1 & 2' Release Date, News & Update: Why Blizzard Refuses to Remaster First Two Installments of Series

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Nov 08, 2016 06:00 AM EST
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This past weekend saw the excitement that BlizzCon brought about. Game development studio Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a whole lot of information about their current offerings, and also teased some information about upcoming endeavors. But today, we're here to discuss why Blizzard refuses to remaster first tow installment of series "Warcraft 1" and "Warcraft 2."

Gamespot reports that as per Blizzard Entertainment's co-founder Frank Pearce, there are no plans to remaster both "Warcraft 1" and "Warcraft 2," which were released in 1994 and 1995, respectively. But the reason why Blizzard refuses to remaster first two installments of series is simple. It's been too long ago and they possible know not how it works anymore.

Pearce admitted that the studio is "fortunate enough to have all of the original source code and assets" of both "Warcraft 1" and "Warcraft 2." However, he believes that because of the time that has passed, they may no longer be able to remaster it. He shared that while some team members may be passionate about remastering the old game -- they were even able to make it run and play the games -- it may not appeal to audiences anymore. This is why Blizzard refuses to remaster first two installments of series.

Eurogamer reports that as per Pearce, the studio has limited resources, which they would prefer allotting to creating even more exciting content for "World of Warcraft" instead of remastering a game from decades ago. This is why Blizzard refuses to remaster first two installments of series. Pearce admitted, however, that they are truly appreciative about the fans' support for such old games like "Warcraft 1" and "Warcraft 2."

Blizzard did promise, however, that the studio will release reworked content for "Diablo" and "Diablo 2" soon. Keep checking back for updates and the latest on "Warcraft 1," "Warcraft 2," and "World of Warcraft," which Patch 7.2 is expected to be released his week.

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