warcraft-orcs-and-humansFollowing the announcement that Blizzard would be remaking Diablo 1 inside of Diablo 3, some have wondered that if this could herald the remastering of other older Blizzard games, namely the Warcraft RTS franchise which has admittedly been put on the backburner ever since the release of the World of Warcraft MMORPG.

Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne which was the last expansion in the franchise was released in 2003, about 13 years ago, so could older titles in the franchise be due for a remake? The sad answer is no. According to a report from Eurogamer, there was a recent Q&A session held during BlizzCon 2016 in which a fan asked whether we could see a remastering of older Warcraft titles.

According to Blizzard’s co-founder, Frank Pearce, the reason is because the games just aren’t that fun anymore. He points out that back in its day, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was a fun game but by today’s standards, it’s not that great, which we guess is true of many games since no one could really tell what the future of gaming could be like.

He adds, “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.”

However Blizzard’s other co-founder and president Mike Morhaime did interject by adding, “At this time!” So maybe while there aren’t any plans for now, maybe Blizzard isn’t closing the door on it just yet, at least not fully, but maybe you shouldn’t hold your breath.

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