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‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ Release Date, Latest News: Developer Pete Stilwell Admits Remaster Acknowledges in Development

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There is a rising trend in the real-time strategy landscape that is bringing back beloved titles into the mainstream media. “Warcraft 3: Reforged” is just one of the many games that have been given a fresh coat of paint by its developers, perhaps in an attempt to gauge the market where the series currently stands.

Naturally, a lot of hardcore gamers that were there in the release of “Warcraft 3” in 2002 are ecstatic that Blizzard is polishing the game. The bad news is that the Irvine-based company still remains reticent about “Warcraft 3: Reforged” causing the hype surrounding the remaster to die down.

What’s been confirmed, however, is that it will be released this year, perhaps in the fourth quarter of 2019. It appears that the team is still working on “Warcraft 3: Reforged” as hinted by the latest posting of developer Pete Stilwell.

“Thanks for the help on PTR over the weekend. We’ll keep an eye on live health, but hope we’ve addressed the major issues introduced with 1.31 so the team can pour full effort into [Warcraft 3]: Reforged.”

Stilwell followed the announcement with bug fixes ranging from corrupted saves to illusions dealing damage. As mentioned earlier, the RTS genre is seeing an upward trend in popularity with games like “Age of Empires” getting its own remaster and a fourth installment to boot. If “Warcraft 3: Reforged” gains enough traction, perhaps Blizzard will finally decide to create a fourth entry for the series.

With the gaming ecosystem popular than ever and competitive play draws more people to watch live streams, perhaps it is indeed time to refresh the franchise. After all, if “Starcraft 2” is still attracting a lot of audiences and views, then there’s no doubt a similar reception will be given to “Warcraft 4.” Before that could happen, however, “Warcraft 3: Reforged” needs to set the stage first, especially with Blizzard financially bleeding at the moment, Nasdaq reported.

By J Russ Isberto
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