Do you remember the Blizzard classics? Not the ones that we see nowadays, not the Diablo that started out with major imbalances and an unhappy community, not the Starcraft with revamped visuals and super complex stories and definitely not World of Warcraft. Back around 2000 things were much simpler, better and had a better grip. Blizzard wants to hire you to bring back classics.
It is simply not enough to have a dozen titles backing your company up for the future 10 years or so, Blizzard definitely wants more. But instead of looking towards the future and trying to come up with some sort of complex games and storylines that will probably not attract gamers, Blizzard wants to look to the past and bring back some of the most loved games: Starcraft, Warcraft and the legendary Diablo 2.
Blizzard wants to hire you for a re-release on these games and they are looking for some of the most talented people out there who not only like these games, but who would also love to give a helping hand and bring them back to life. After approximately 15 years, we will be able to play Diablo 2, which is arguably the best game of its time, Warcraft 3 and even the good old Starcraft that we first fell in love with.
They don’t make games like those anymore and that’s why Blizzard have opened a new job listing in which they state what they need. In case you might be interested, there is even a position for “Senior Software Engineer’ for classic games. Sounds good, right? Fortunately (or unfortunately), the job practically implies that you make Starcraft, Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 the gaming titans that they were back in the day.
Blizzard has made it very clear that these games “will be restored to glory”, but it is not going to be an easy task. In the job opening they mention that they need engineering talents, passion and a great “ability to get though jobs done”. So the spoils are only going to be taken after the job is done, not before. After all, it should a great reward and privilege alone to work for Blizzard, right?
So what do you believe? Will these games be able to reclaim their lost thrones? The truth is that the “new” factor helped them out a lot back in the day now everybody knows about them, the story and where everything is heading. While we would be happy to see these games on newer PCs, are we going to be playing old games with new graphics?
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