Blizzard has recently released a patch for Diablo 2, a game released 16 years ago.
The new patch, the 1.14a phwoar, aims to get the old game running properly on newer operating systems.
In a post on the Battle.net Diablo 2 forum, developer Classic wrote, “There is still a large Diablo II community around the world, and we thank you for continuing to play and slay with us. This journey starts by making Diablo II run on modern platforms, but it does not end there. See you in Sanctuary, adventurers.”
While a patch to a 16-year old game may sound weird, it may not be as strange as you think. A posting on Blizzard’s job board for a “Senior Software Engineer, Classic Games” position may suggest Blizzard is working to update their older games to keep current players invested.