While the nuclear fallout over Diablo Immortal is the big news right now, not all of Blizzard’s recent BlizzCon announcements were so poorly received. Fan response to Warcraft III: Reforged, a full remake of Blizzard’s classic RTS, has been very positive, although some have wondered when the next original entry in the series may be coming. Does Warcraft III being remade mean Warcraft IV might be in the works?
Unfortunately, Warcraft fans may want to tone down their excitement a notch. According to Blizzard senior producer Pete Stilwell, Warcraft IV is not in company’s current plans…
“I mean, I wouldn’t rule anything out, but we don’t have any plans around [Warcraft IV] at this point. Getting [Warcraft III: Reforged] right, I think, is our priority first and foremost.”
Stilwell’s statement is a bit of a disappointment, but not exactly shocking. “Warcraft” has been an MMO brand for over a decade now – doing another RTS would be a pretty big change in direction. But hey, if Warcraft III: Reforged sells like crazy, who knows what might happen?
For those who missed the initial announcement, here’s the official Warcraft III: Reforged rundown:
The founding of Orgrimmar. The fall of Lordaeron. The reign of the Burning Legion. The rise of the Lich King. Veterans and newcomers alike will experience these pivotal events in Azeroth’s history like never before in Warcraft III: Reforged, from the points of view of four distinct factions: the mighty Orcs, the noble Humans, the ancient Night Elves, and the insidious Undead Scourge.
Every character, structure, and environment has been recreated to emphasize the depth, dimension, and personality of this rough-hewn world. The Warcraft III saga, which spans more than 60 campaign missions, enjoys an epic retelling in Reforged, with over four hours of updated in-game cutscenes and rerecorded voice-overs that breathe new life into the earliest renditions of key characters like Sylvanas Windrunner and Arthas Menethil.
- Reforged Visuals – Vivid recreations of every hero, unit, building, and environment.
- Legendary Campaigns – Command Azeroth’s greatest heroes and villains over 62 missions that span the continents.
- Exhilarating Gameplay – Play four diverse races, each with unique strategies, units, abilities, and champions.
- Limitless Custom Games – Discover an endless universe of player-created games, including MOBAs, tower defense, and more.
Warcraft III: Reforged hits PC sometime in 2019. The game will come in two version – a $30 standard edition, and a $40 Spoils of War Edition, which comes with four unique skins and various Warcraft-III-themed goodies for other Blizzard titles. You can check our the game’s minimum PC requirements, right here.