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Blizzard hiring engineers to restore StarCraft, Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 'to glory'

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Blizzard Entertainment is working to make sure some of its older classic games — like 1998's StarCraft, 2000's Diablo 2 and 2002's Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos — work as intended on modern computers. Or, as Blizzard puts it, "restoring them to glory."

"Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online services have made them more difficult to be experienced by their loyal followers or reaching a new generation," a job description for a senior software engineer reads. "We're restoring them to glory, and we need your engineering talents, your passion, and your ability to get tough jobs done."

The job's responsibilities include "[making] gameplay first again on modern operating systems" and "[owning] implementation and curation of features new and old" for those classic games. Naturally, the engineering gig also means combating hacking attempts and fixing any outstanding crashes or bugs those games may have.

The original StarCraft, Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 are all supported on Battle.net, though it's clear Blizzard believes there's still work to be done on those games. The developer has been pretty good at updating its classic games, issuing updates and patches for them more than a decade after their original release.

There's no mention of the original Warcraft: Orcs & Humans or Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness getting their long-awaited updates to work with modern PCs. Back in 2013, Blizzard said it was tinkering with bringing those 20-year-old strategy games to current platforms.