Blizzard President Mike Ybarra responded to a fan request for information about Warcraft 3: Reforged (opens in new tab), saying the team will say something next month. “You’ll hear something from them soon (in June),” Ybarra posted on Twitter. (opens in new tab)
Why are fans asking? Because nothing new has been released in Warcraft 3: Reforged since the last patch in April 2021, now over a year ago. In fact, very little has been done to address the notoriously botched remaster that fans have turned into the lowest-scoring game of all time. on Metacritic. (opens in new tab)
That’s not to mention the developer’s roadmap of updates, which in May 2020 players were told would arrive at some point and haven’t been heard from since. Nor are the seemingly basic features like ranked play, leaderboards, and player profiles that Reforged launched without.
Last year, a hint about what might have happened to Warcraft 3: Reforged surfaced in a report on poor management and cost cutting. Information at the time seemed to indicate that Classic Games, the team behind Warcraft 3: Reforged, had been dissolved. Who is working on it now is anyone’s guess.
It’s a sad situation for a remake of a game that was, at the time, a revolutionary influence on the industry as a whole. Warcraft 3 custom games would become the genesis of the entire MOBA genre, and the success of Warcraft 3 set the stage for a revolution in MMOs with World of Warcraft.