Rumour: Blizzard Remastering Diablo II, Warcraft III

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Blizzard Entertainment are already working their remastering magic on the original StarCraft, but it would appear Diablo II and Warcraft III are joining in?

An official Blizzard job listing entitled 'Senior Software Engineer, Engine' on their site carries some very interesting summary text on the position.

"Compelling stories. Intense multiplayer. Endless replayability. Qualities that made StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II the titans of their day. Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made them more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation."

"We're restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done."

Further down under the 'Responsibilities' heading it says successful candidates will "implement, maintain, and own infrastructure for the Diablo franchise".

Diablo II is still one of Blizzard's most played titles and enjoys game balance support from Blizzard to this day. A full remaster of the iconic action-RPG could help many newcomers to the Diablo IP get over the visual differences from Diablo III and help the game be appreciated by new generations. Meanwhile Warcraft III could help reignite the real-time strategy hunger for Warcraft if it gets an overhaul to a modern engine.

StarCraft: Remastered releases on PC this summer 2017.

StarCraft Remastered
The classic real-time sci-fi strategy from Blizzard Entertainment remastered with updated visuals supporting 4K UHD a...
Release Dates
14 Aug 2017-Mac
14 Aug 2017-PC
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