Is Blizzard getting soft and sentimental on us? Not that there is anything wrong with that, I’m all for throwing retro games back in the spotlight, but it kind of runs in the face of the cold, corporate image of its partners at Activision.
At any rate, last week’s surprising patch for Diablo II was just the beginning of this nostalgic, “reliving the glory days” phase Blizzard finds itself in. According to the head of Blizzard’s classic gaming division, Robert Bridenbecker, the company has prepared a new patch for its revolutionary strategy hit Warcraft III.
There are no details regarding what Warcraft III’s patch 1.27 will offer; however, it will be released tomorrow, March 15.
The original game launched in 2002, and it hasn’t been patched since way back in 2011. The game finds itself back in the spotlight recently as the launching pad for gaming’s current largest movement, the MOBA scene. Its Defense of the Ancients mod (DOTA) has been the key inspiration for League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, DOTA 2, and the rest of the multiplayer arena hits.
In the meantime, we’ll be digging out our old CD-keys and firing the game up for kicks, and then we’ll continue waiting for Blizzard’s next classic-in-the-making, Overwatch.