Eurogamer reports that Blizzard is going to rename Battle.net to… basically… Blizzard. This will be the last year that Battle.net will be a thing. There will be no changes users will notice, other than the super-confusing part about playing a Blizzard game on the Blizzard gaming platform, but it feels bad. It feels like we’re losing a part of ourselves.
…for me, anyway.
With all of the HD remakes coming out lately, I started wondering what games I would actually like to see get a remake. Everyone has been hoping the Blizzard will announce a Diablo 2 HD at Blizzcon this year, and that would definitely be towards the top on my list. I just finished playing DOOM, which was… kind of a remake…? I enjoyed my time quite a lot and look forward to going back to play it on a harder difficulty. That got me thinking… why not Quake?
I’ve long considered Quake to be one of the best games ever made. The leap from the Doom engine to the idTech Quake engine was one of the most important moves in computer gaming. Just imagine where we’d be without Mr. John Carmack and his toolbox of wonderfulness!
I think I could guarantee my $30-45 to a Quake HD game, but that’s not the real question. The real question is whether or not they could count on your money?
Despite the fact that the domain exists (I refuse to link it since it is unofficial), Diablo 2 HD is not official if you ask Blizzard. That does not mean that they are not making the game (or REmaking in this case), but it does mean that you shouldn’t get your hopes up. I mean, I could go and register LeisureSuitLarryBestGameEver.com, but that doesn’t mean that it will be made.
What is probably the final nail in the coffin, the WHOIS info states the registrar was GoDaddy. Pretty sure Blizzard doesn’t mess with that. But, Blizzcon runs from November 4-5 this year, so there’s always hope. Perhaps the domain was just created by some entrepreneurial individual.