A new job listing for a senior software engineer at Blizzard revealed that the studio is looking to bring back its classic games catalog in some way. One of the key goals of the job is to make Blizzard’s older games playable on modern operating systems.
“Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made [Blizzard’s older games] more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation,” the studio posted. “We’re restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done.”
That set rumors flying about what precisely Blizzard might be working on (and whether it might translate to more than just updates for oldies). Blizzard subsequently told PC Gamer, “We need engineers to help maintain our legacy games. 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. We don’t have anything else to share at this time.”
What classic Blizzard game would you love to play again — or for the first time?