Blizzard’s Diablo II isn’t the only classic game the companycontinues to update. The studio today announced that it is planning to launch a new update this coming week for 2002’sWarcraft III.
Blizzard Classic Games lead Robert Bridenbecker made the announcement in a YouTube video posted today byBack2Warcraft. The video is themed around the Chinese version of Warcraft III, but Bridenbecker explains that the update, 1.27, will be released around the world on March 15.
“Thank you very much for your support over the past decade, playing Warcraft III,” he said. “Over the past few months, you may have noticed we have introduced a new battle platform. It’s introduced features like matchmaking [and] the ability to communicate with your friends at a level that is unparalleled to anything we have done with Warcraft III in the market before. And on top of that, we’re proud to announce that on March 15, the next patch for Warcraft III will be available in the market, simultaneously with the rest of the globe.”
At this point, Blizzard isn’t saying what’s included in the patch.Back2Warcraft suggests in this follow-up video that the patch may include balance tweaks, but this is not confirmed.
Bridenbecker also teased in the video that Warcraft III’s upcoming patch won’t be the last, as Blizzard is planning more updates of unspecified nature for the future.
Diablo II’s patch–its first in almost five years–introduced changes to help the game run better on modern computers. It’s possible Warcraft III’s will do the same.
These updates for old Blizzard games comes after the company formed Classic Games division last year.
“We need engineers to help maintain our legacy games,” Blizzard said at the time. “We have a history of maintaining our games for many years. Our earlier games are still played and enjoyed today, so we want to continue to maintain them for those communities.”
[Source:- Game spot]