Blizzard game news: developer looking to restore 'Warcraft III'


The first full trailer for the much-awaited “Warcraft” film has been released, as part of the opening ceremony of the most recent Blizzard event, BlizzCon, a two-day event held in Anaheim, California from November 6 to 7.

The “Warcraft” film hits theaters on June 3, 2016 in the UK, and June 10 in the US.

The movie stars Travis Fimmel of Vikings fame alongside Ben Foster and Paula Patton.

Blizzard Entertainment has been enjoying success from its recent games such as “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft” and “Heroes of The Storm”, and it has had classic successful franchises such as “Diablo”, “Warcraft”, “StarCraft”, and many more. Now, the games company is looking back to its roots as they aim to restore their old classic games back to glory.

Just recently, Blizzard Entertainment opened a job posting for a position for Senior Software Engineer for the company’s “Classic Games” Division, citing classic favorites such as “StarCraft “Warcraft III”, and “Diablo II”. One of the task that will be at hand for the person to land the position is to restore these games to “glory”.

“Compelling stories. Intense multiplayer. Endless replayability. Qualities that made ‘StarCraft’, ‘Warcraft III’, and ‘Diablo II’ the titans of their day,” the company said in their job posting. “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.”

Some of the responsibilities that the chosen person will have once the job is scored are:

  • 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.

However, the Classic Games Division may not be a big division of the company after all, as the applicant is asked to “wear many hats”, and to work on a small team.