Dec 13, 2007
Blizzard has offered very brief confirmation that it's working on a new massively multiplayer online game. Gossip about a new MMO from the World of Warcraft developer kicked off following new job ads appearing on the developer's website for positions on a "Next-Gen MMO."
"No, it is an unannounced Next-Gen MMO," the developer has said on WoW forums in response to speculation.
"And that doesn't mean an expansion for World of Warcraft either," a Blizzard spokesperson added.
Blizzard recently explained following the merger of its parent company Vivendi with Activision that it remains focused on PC development for now, so we're guessing that "Next-Gen" doesn't refer to the new console generation.
And with World of Warcraft the massive success that it is, somehow we can't see Blizzard developing a WoW 2. So that leaves Diablo and StarCraft. Unless, of course, it's taken an Activision property on board.
Let's assume it's either StarCraft or Diablo. Which would you rather seen turned into an MMO?
In other news, Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime has been inducted into The Hall of Fame of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
Morhaime is the eleventh games industry figure to be inducted, joining Trip Hawkins, Peter Molyneux, Yu Suzuki, Will Wright, John Carmack, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Sid Meier, Shigeru Miyamoto, Richard Garriott and Dan Bunten.