Frank Pearce, co-founder of Blizzard, said that the company does not intend to remaster the first two titles of Warcraft.
Frank Pearce, Blizzard’s co-founder, said that the American company does not intend to remaster the first two installments of the Warcraft saga.
Pearce was present at the Q & A special for the 25th anniversary of the franchise at BlizzCon, and when asked about it said that “we are fortunate enough to have all of the original source code and assets to everything we’ve done in the past. But actually, it turns out, it’s really hard to access that stuff, unlock it, and figure out how it all works. Because we’re old, we’ve forgotten.”
“We had some dedicated folks that were passionate about the idea, dig up the Warcraft 1 assets and code. They got it working and they got it running in a window. And I played it. Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was awesome for its time. I promise you, in today’s world, by today’s standards, it’s just not that fun anymore,” Pearce explained.”
“We have limited resources with what they choose to do and for now, they’d rather work on amazing new content for WoW or Overwatch and even evaluate a future project rather than go back to “dig up fossils.”
“We appreciate your enthusiasm for these old games. We also love them,” he said.