Blizzard’s back catalogue has had a fantastic year—August saw the release of StarCraft: Remastered, the revamped version of the classic RTS, and in the same month Warcraft 3 finally got its own PTR, 15 years after it first came out. We’re all eager to hear what the company’s Classic Games team, which works on updating old titles, is doing next.
In an interview with PC Gamer at Blizzcon 2017, the team’s lead designer Matt Morris was asked whether he wanted to release some of Blizzard’s older games on the company’s Battle.net store, such as 1992 platformer Blackthorne.
In response, he said the team often talks about how to „reintroduce [older games] to the current market“, specifically mentioning Blackthorne, puzzle-platformer The Lost Vikings, and 1993’s Rock n‘ Roll Racing.
„I talk about Blackthorne quite a bit. Part of what Classic Games is doing is taking some of these games that are a little dinged up and bringing them back up, but there’s even games past those [like] Lost…