These days, we’re starting to see more developers and publishers remake and remaster older games. Blizzard is no exception because during a recent conference call with investors and analysts, the CFO of Activision Blizzard, Dennis Durkin, revealed that the company was working on more remakes and remasters of their games for 2020.
According to Durkin, “In addition, our business units will continue to tap into our portfolio of beloved IP to bring several remastered and reimagined experiences to our players in 2020, which we will announce closer to launch.” It is unclear which games will be given the remastered treatment, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Also, the announcement was made by Activision Blizzard so it could cover not just Blizzard games, but Activision titles as well.
What’s interesting about this announcement is that if you recall, Blizzard recently came under fire for Warcraft 3: Reforged. The game was meant to be a remaster of Warcraft 3 and while the initial trailer and screenshots looked promising, the end result was rather disappointing which led to many negative reviews.
Blizzard was also forced to start automating the refund process to make up for it. That being said, hopefully the company has learnt from their previous mistakes and whatever remakes and remasters they have planned for this year will be much better. There is no word on when we can expect the announcements, but check back with us at a later date for more details.