Is a New Blizzard Game Coming?

Is a New Blizzard Game Coming?

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Rumors are flying that Blizzard Entertainment is working on a brand-new game that has not yet even been mentioned to the public.

The whispers began when Blizzard posted two job openings for an unannounced project on its website. Both positions are for software engineers, one client and one gameplay, and promise the opportunity to "get in on the ground floor of a dynamic and focused team working on a brand new project." Fairy standard stuff but according to IncGamers, an "inside source at Blizzard" has said the postings aren't for either a new World of Warcraft expansion or the next-gen MMOG Blizzard has on the go. The source claimed the World of Warcraft engine is being used for testing purposes but that these postings are for a "brand-new game."

Blizzard is notoriously slow in developing games but it's impossible to argue with the results: When the company does get around to releasing a game, it doesn't disappoint. But Blizzard COO Paul Sams committed to releasing one "frontline" game per year during Activision's fourth quarter earnings call in February, so maybe this is a sign that the studio is picking up the pace.

Nothing else is known about the mystery "fifth franchise," including whether or not it actually exists at all. We've dropped a line to Blizzard and will update when we can.

via: DIII.net

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*le gasp!*

Probably a game we only going to see in 3-4 years from now...

Another game? I pray that Diablo 3 sees the light of day within the next 10 years...

It sounds interesting, but knowing Blizzards shedule I will have long stopped playing games when this comes out.

If Blizzard is not announcing it yet then it's fairy standart stuff indeed.

Blizzard still make games? I just thought they live off the profits from World of Warcraft.

Brotherofwill:
Another game? I pray that Diablo 3 sees the light of day within the next 10 years...

It sounds interesting, but knowing Blizzards shedule I will have long stopped playing games when this comes out.

If Blizzard is not announcing it yet then it's fairy standart stuff indeed.

You never stop playing video games...never! Unless you die...or enter some sort of coma...

oliveira8:

Brotherofwill:
Another game? I pray that Diablo 3 sees the light of day within the next 10 years...

It sounds interesting, but knowing Blizzards shedule I will have long stopped playing games when this comes out.

If Blizzard is not announcing it yet then it's fairy standart stuff indeed.

You never stop playing video games...never! Unless you die...or enter some sort of coma...

That's what I used to think, but I've already decreased my gaming to a minimum, actually left my PS3 with my brother because I didn't care too much.

I think you just grow out of it after some time, it can still be a part of my life but certainly has lost a lot of importance.
Just like with TV for me, stopped watching it completly

Having sold my soul to the great Blizzard Overlords I'm inclined to buy this game no matter what it is. Although I kind of hope it doesn't involve Warcraft as I'm a bit tired of that franchise.

Malygris:
Blizzard is notoriously slow in developing games but it's impossible to argue with the results

Oh I'll argue alright Warcraft III was the suckiest, most pathetic letdown in RTS gaming I had ever seen. Shoddy AI, unbalanced as hell, and we waited YEARS for it.

Say what you will against world of warcrack, Warcraft III is worse.

Khell_Sennet:

Malygris:
Blizzard is notoriously slow in developing games but it's impossible to argue with the results

Oh I'll argue alright Warcraft III was the suckiest, most pathetic letdown in RTS gaming I had ever seen. Shoddy AI, unbalanced as hell, and we waited YEARS for it.

Say what you will against world of warcrack, Warcraft III is worse.

I liked it alot. :( And aparently many other peoples cause Blizzard keeps hosting tournaments of WC3.

Arrers:
Blizzard still make games? I just thought they live off the profits from World of Warcraft.

well why can't they do both?
they make games that add like 1% to their year end profits.

Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

oliveira8:

Brotherofwill:
Another game? I pray that Diablo 3 sees the light of day within the next 10 years...

It sounds interesting, but knowing Blizzards shedule I will have long stopped playing games when this comes out.

If Blizzard is not announcing it yet then it's fairy standart stuff indeed.

You never stop playing video games...never! Unless you die...or enter some sort of coma...

even thats pushing it

jockslap:

oliveira8:

Brotherofwill:
Another game? I pray that Diablo 3 sees the light of day within the next 10 years...

It sounds interesting, but knowing Blizzards shedule I will have long stopped playing games when this comes out.

If Blizzard is not announcing it yet then it's fairy standart stuff indeed.

You never stop playing video games...never! Unless you die...or enter some sort of coma...

even thats pushing it

Nah. Playing games is like riding a bycicle. Sure one day you may stop riding bycicles but from time to time you still like to give it the old girl a spin. The same thing will happen to all of us. Maybe one day we wont be playing games like we do now, but someday when you looking into your memory boxes and dig up the box of some old game you once owned you just get the urge to try it again.

This piques my curiosity, but little else. Blizzard has had a successful career, and I won't argue with it, but I'm always skeptical on new franchises.

That being said, I commend anybody for stepping out of familiar territory these days. I almost want to purchase new franchises just so that the developers stop cashing in on the old ones.

Heres to hoping its not an RTS or an RPG. Show us what your made of, Blizzard.

TsunamiWombat:
Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

Their also developing a WoW expansion at the same time!

leaman474:

TsunamiWombat:
Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

Their also developing a WoW expansion at the same time!

So, they're set for the next 6 years... Benefit of having Activisions resources I guess.

Malygris:
Fairy standard stuff but according to

Yeah, job openings are pretty much the standards for fairies nowadays. haha! I'm just joking, but that is a typo.

As for a new Blizzard game, ehhh...I'm not the biggest fan of Blizzard, but with the money they have, it could be good. Guess we should keep our eyes on the lookout.

TsunamiWombat:

leaman474:

TsunamiWombat:
Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

Their also developing a WoW expansion at the same time!

So, they're set for the next 6 years... Benefit of having Activisions resources I guess.

Not really no...it does help tho. But last year WoW alone made profits of 1 Billion dollars...

oliveira8:

TsunamiWombat:

leaman474:

TsunamiWombat:
Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

Their also developing a WoW expansion at the same time!

So, they're set for the next 6 years... Benefit of having Activisions resources I guess.

Not really no...it does help tho. But last year WoW alone made profits of 1 Billion dollars...

I meant manpower mostly so they could actually WORK on six games at once.

TsunamiWombat:

oliveira8:

TsunamiWombat:

leaman474:

TsunamiWombat:
Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

Their also developing a WoW expansion at the same time!

So, they're set for the next 6 years... Benefit of having Activisions resources I guess.

Not really no...it does help tho. But last year WoW alone made profits of 1 Billion dollars...

I meant manpower mostly so they could actually WORK on six games at once.

Oh manpower...Even before the merge with Activision Blizzard had opened many many job openings. Many of which were for the new next gen-MMO and other projects.

But one of the deals was that Blizzard remained an independent studio from Activision.

oliveira8:

TsunamiWombat:

oliveira8:

TsunamiWombat:

leaman474:

TsunamiWombat:
Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

Their also developing a WoW expansion at the same time!

So, they're set for the next 6 years... Benefit of having Activisions resources I guess.

Not really no...it does help tho. But last year WoW alone made profits of 1 Billion dollars...

I meant manpower mostly so they could actually WORK on six games at once.

Oh manpower...Even before the merge with Activision Blizzard had opened many many job openings. Many of which were for the new next gen-MMO and other projects.

But one of the deals was that Blizzard remained an independent studio from Activision.

Still they must've gained SOMETHING or else why sell?

TsunamiWombat:

oliveira8:

TsunamiWombat:

oliveira8:

TsunamiWombat:

leaman474:

TsunamiWombat:
Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

Their also developing a WoW expansion at the same time!

So, they're set for the next 6 years... Benefit of having Activisions resources I guess.

Not really no...it does help tho. But last year WoW alone made profits of 1 Billion dollars...

I meant manpower mostly so they could actually WORK on six games at once.

Oh manpower...Even before the merge with Activision Blizzard had opened many many job openings. Many of which were for the new next gen-MMO and other projects.

But one of the deals was that Blizzard remained an independent studio from Activision.

Still they must've gained SOMETHING or else why sell?

Lots and lots of money, plus the possibility of someday expanding into the console market. As its hinted in a news in this very safe website.

World of Starcraft, here we come...

leaman474:

TsunamiWombat:
Jesus, how many games is blizzard developing?

I guess this is how they get around Activisions demand for 1 title per year. Stagger them by working on half a dozen at once.

So we got Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Mystery MMO, and now this which I shall dub Project X.

Their also developing a WoW expansion at the same time!

Into The Maelstrom Baby!

When I first saw this I thought it was Diablo 3!

Malygris:
... "fifth franchise," ...

Uh, I can only think of 3, Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. Unless you count World of Warcraft as separate from the RTS Warcrafts.

Eric the Orange:

Malygris:
... "fifth franchise," ...

Uh, I can only think of 3, Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. Unless you count World of Warcraft as separate from the RTS Warcrafts.

I don't know if this is what they're referring to or not, but look at their games back in the 90's. They actually use to be fairly diverse. Racing games, fighting games, platformers, etc.

 

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