While Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise isn’t on the same competitive level compared to StarCraft, it was still extremely popular and helped to spawn the company’s World of Warcraft MMORPG, which is possibly one of the most popular MMORPG’s in the world at the moment. This is why we can understand why many gamers were excited for Warcraft 3: Reforged.
At BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard announced Warcraft 3: Reforged. Warcraft 3 is by no means a new game, but Blizzard decided that they would be revisiting the game and give it a more modern day makeover with higher-res graphics and new textures. From what we can tell, it looks like a brand new game.
Blizzard has taken a lot of flak for Diablo Immortal but that’s not going to force it to put other mobile projects on the back burner. A new report suggests that Blizzard is already working on a Warcraft mobile game. The title will reportedly take inspiration from Niantic’s augmented reality hit Pokemon Go.
Blizzard was primarily known as a company who developed games for the PC. However over the years the company has diversified their offerings where games such as Overwatch and Diablo have expanded to consoles. They have also expanded to mobile where titles such as Hearthstone remains incredibly popular, and where Diablo Immortal will be launching as well.
Blizzard’s World of Warcraft MMORPG was launched after Warcraft 3, and so pretty much all the events of the MMORPG more or less take place after Warcraft 3, which helped set the tone and introduced us to the journey where Arthas, a righteous paladin and through a series of actions and decisions, ended up being the Lich King.
Right now Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise pretty much lives on through World of Warcraft. Due to it being an MMORPG, it gives Blizzard the opportunity of adding new content and expanding on the Warcraft universe, versus the original Warcraft RTS which was pretty much limited to just one story per game.
Ever since the release of World of Warcraft, Blizzard essentially put its Warcraft RTS franchise on hold. This made sense as we imagine that trying to develop two games side-by-side, especially one that has a dynamic storyline, would be tricky and extremely messy, but the good news is that Blizzard hasn’t forgotten its Warcraft franchise yet.
Over the years we’ve seen a variety of clothing items created for Blizzard’s games, whether they are officially licensed or created by Blizzard themselves. However it looks like Blizzard is taking its fashion game to the next level as their collaboration with Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has finally launched.
While Blizzard is understandably focused on World of Warcraft, it seems that the company has not completely forgotten about the game that it is based on, which is the Warcraft RTS franchise. The good news for those who still play the game or are looking for a reason to get back into the game, you might be interested to learn that there is a new Warcraft 3 update.
Considering how much attention and detail and care that goes into every single Blizzard game, many had assumed and hoped that the Warcraft movie would be given the same treatment. After all Blizzard’s cinematic trailers are masterpieces on their own in terms of storytelling, so the Warcraft movie shouldn’t be too different, right?
The other day it was reported that Blizzard had apparently invited several prominent professional Warcraft 3 players to a special event in the US. Clearly this was Warcraft-related, with speculation being that Blizzard might have something new to announce, like a new title in the Warcraft franchise.
Blizzard’s Warcraft 3 has not see any major new content since The Frozen Throne expansion back in 2003. This means that the franchise has more or less been dormant for the past 15 years or so, but could Blizzard be looking to bring it back? That’s what many are speculating at the moment, at least according to some reports.
With Blizzard having officially remastered the original StarCraft, we’re sure that there are gamers who might be eager to look forward to Blizzard remastering more of their old games. In fact earlier this year there were rumors saying that remasters of Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 could be in the works.
At the moment it seems that Blizzard is giving all of their franchises some love, save for the Warcraft franchise which seems to have been largely untouched, or at least until more recently when Blizzard announced on the forums that Warcraft 3 will finally be getting its own PTR, and that they will be testing out some multiplayer changes.