Last year, the gaming giants Blizzard decided to drop their multiplayer client service Battle.net. Thus, the latest update for version 1.8.0 means the end of Battle.net. No, the service will not be gone forever, it just changed its name into Blizzard tech.
Blizzard have been synonymous with their multiplayer service Battle.net since the mid-1990s, when they launched it. Now, they have decided to put an end to the old name and change it to a less combat-encouraging denomination. However, the platform remains more or less the same.
Minor changes in the new multiplayer platform
First of all, together with the name change, they had to change the logo. The old triangle found in the upper-left corner has now been replaced by the well-known Blizzard logo. Besides this, there is not much to tell. They posted a “What’s New” message in the new software version which read like this:
“We’ve given the App a small makeover to make you feel more at home in the Blizzard universe. Remember, together we are strong!”
The loss of Battle.net leaves some nostalgia behind
Therefore, the gaming veterans should not be worried that their favorite platform is gone. Basically, it is still there, but under a different look. However, we can understand why so many people are sad about the change and are overcome by nostalgia.
Battle.net was first launched more than 20 years ago, together with the first Diablo game. Back then, it took the world by storm with its innovations. Gamers could create or join games with no effort, and they could even meet other fans of their favorite games. Let’s not forget about the name itself, which had such a daring sonority which prepared us for the upcoming fights.
Blizzard are the true titans of gaming, as they have been in the industry for such a long time and have always been among the best. Thus, it is understandable that they had to bring some changes and improvements in their software. Initially, Battle.net ran on a single PC, thing which is almost unimaginable today.
Even after the update, the platform still appears in the Windows menu as Battle.net, so this might make it easier for the nostalgics to get used to the idea and gradually say goodbye. However, it should not be seen as a loss, but as a step forward, and the gaming platform is still almost the same.
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