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Not to be confused with Blizzard Classic Games.
Logo from the Support site.

Classic Games was a division of Blizzard Entertainment, founded in 2015.[1] Its stated role is to "restore" the "classic games" of Blizzard, such as StarCraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo II.[1] It is headed by Robert Bridenbecker.[2] At the time of its formation, it consisted of around a dozen individuals.[3]

It was responsible for the development of StarCraft: Remastered—a remake of the original StarCraft.[4] As of June 2017, the team was hiring staff, and was intended to be a permanent team among Blizzard's development teams.[5] In 2017, it was involved in maintaining the "classic servers" of Diablo II and Warcraft III, as neither of these games were integrated with the current battle.net client.[6] As of BlizzCon 2017, the team was open to remastering Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II.[7] At BlizzCon 2018, the development of Warcraft III: Reforged was revealed.[8]

The team was dismantled in 2020.[9]

Known staff[]

Works[]

Trivia[]

  • Members of the team originally joked that they should be titled "Team 0."[10]

References[]

 
  1. ^ a b Blizzard Looking to Revive These Classic Games. GameSpot (2015-11-04). Retrieved on 2017-12-13.
  2. ^ Remastering StarCraft's Art. Blizzard Entertainment (2017-04-21). Retrieved on 2017-12-13.
  3. ^ Blizzplanet 2018-11-04. Blizzcon 2018 Warcraft III: Reforged interview. Retrieved on 2018-11-06.
  4. ^ An interview with the Devs of StarCraft: Remastered. Team Liquid (2017-03-26). Retrieved on 2017-12-13.
  5. ^ StarCraft Remastered devs unveil price, explain how much is being rebuilt. Ars Technica (2017-06-30). Retrieved on 2017-12-13.
  6. ^ Blizzard Entertainment, Matt Morris 2017-11-04. BlizzCon 2017: Developer Interview with Matt Morris, Lead Designer Classic Games. YouTube. Retrieved on 2017-12-13.
  7. ^ Medievaldragon 2018-10-19. Speculation: Diablo II: Remastered at BlizzCon 2018. Blizzplanet. Retrieved on 2018-10-22.
  8. ^ Colin Stevens 2018-11-02. Warcraft III: Reforged Announced - BlizzCon 2018. IGN. Retrieved on 2018-11-05.
  9. ^ 2021-01-23, Blizzard Absorbs Activision Studio After Dismantling Classic Games Team. Bloomberg, accessed on 2021-02-17
  10. ^ How Does Blizzard Choose Which Game To Remaster Next?. Game Informer (2018-11-19). Retrieved on 2018-11-25.
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