It's no great surprise perhaps considering the huge success of WoW, but new information coming to light indicates that Blizzard has further plans afoot in the MMORPG space.
A job listing posted in the Employment section of the developer's website reveals that it's looking to recruit a lead engine programmer who will "lead an engine-programming team focused on next-generation massively multiplayer online games."
The job listing doesn't spill any further beans and neither, unsurprisingly, is Blizzard. The developer told GameDaily it's not ready to reveal any new projects at this time, although a representative added, "I can say that we have multiple unannounced projects in development and are exploring various options for the future of our franchises."
While the phrase "next-generation" could be taken to mean the new console generation, it could equally be taken literally to mean the next generation of MMORPGs. Whether the job listing is connected to Blizzard's new product announcement it's making next month, we'll just have to wait and see.
April 30, 2007