Warcraft 3 Reforged is not what everyone expected. Since launch, it has come under fire for not living up to fan expectations with very little being done to deliver a “remastered” experience. Blizzard announced the game back in 2018 and promised a list of new features and changes including a revamped UI and cinematics but instead, the game looks and feels like a dates port. It took the company a while but they have no apologised about the poor state of the game and promised change is coming in the future.
Blizzard released a statement on the Warcraft 3 Reforged forums where the company apologised for the experience players had with the game. “We want to say we’re sorry to those of you who didn’t have the experience you wanted. We’d like to share our plans for what’s coming next.”
Blizzard highlighted numerous fixes that are on the way in a new patch which will include changes to the colouration and shading of Warcraft 3 Reforged, portrait animations, audio issues and other UI bugs. Online leaderboards and clans will take some time to get patched in.
Blizzard touched on the cinematics which has been an issue for players. The original reveal showed off a revamped camera system, character animations and even facial movement during the story cinematic. The release version of Warcraft 3 Reforged includes cinematics that seems untouched.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FEB402″ class=”” size=”21″]We did not want the in-game cutscenes to steer too far from the original game. We went a little deeper into the thought process behind that at the show, but the main takeaway is that the campaigns tell one of the classic stories in Warcraft history, and we want to preserve the true spirit of Warcraft III and allow players to relive these unforgettable moments as they were.”[/perfectpullquote]
Blizzard is currently offering full refunds for Warcraft 3 Reforged regardless of your game time. You can find out more about that here.