With the recently-announced World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor sparking nostalgia for early Warcraft lore, memories of the company's old real-time strategy Warcraft games have been rekindled.
And so, during a World of Warcraft panel discussion at BlizzCon today, Blizzard was asked: "would you ever consider the old Warcraft games being available to play again on modern computers?"
The answer was surprisingly solid, and came from production director J Allen Brack. He confirmed a side project was beavering away somewhere within the bowels of the gargantuan company that aimed to help people replay Warcraft 1, 2 and 3.
"We actually have a guy on our team - actually several guys on our team - who are actually working on a side project to do something like that in some form or fashion," he said.
"We're fans of Warcraft 1, Warcraft 2 and Warcraft 3, and we'd love to replay those games for sure."
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans launched in November 1994 on PC, and launched the universe that eventually spawned the World of Warcraft MMO. Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness launched a year later in December 1995, again on PC. These games are available to play on modern PCs, but require nifty workarounds.
Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos (July 2002) and its expansion The Frozen Throne (July 2003) are available to buy and do work on modern PCs.