Blizzard is one of the biggest PC game publishers of all time, but many of its older games don't currently work or scale well with today's high-end hardware and operating systems. Now there's hope that Blizzard may be planning to release remasters of games like StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II so they will work well with operating systems like Windows 10.
In a job listing for "Senior Software Engineer, Classic Games": Blizzard states:
"Compelling stories. Intense multiplayer. Endless replayability. Qualities that made StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II the titans of their day. Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made them more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation."
"We're restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done."
"So if you like wearing many hats, know small teams are the most effective, and look forward to challenges that will create millions of new adventures for our players: we would love to hear from you."
- Make gameplay first again on modern operating systems.
- Create conditions for experiences that look as good as they play.
- Own implementation and curation of features new and old.
- Combat hacking to improve multiplayer.
- Diagnose and fix all the things: crashes, deadlocks, overflows, heap corruptions, etc.
Microsoft has had success in releasing revamped versions of classic RTS games on Steam such as Age of Empires II, Age of Mythology and Rise of Nations. Would you buy HD remasters of StarCraft, Diablo II And WarCraft 3 for your Windows 10 PC? Let us know in the comments!