Following much speculation, Blizzard’s plans for a new MMOG unrelated to its cash-cow franchise have been confirmed.
A company representative announced on the American branch of the World of Warcraft forum that a “next-gen” MMOG was being worked on, addressing new job openings listed on Blizzard’s website for character and environmental artists.
“No, it is an unannounced Next-Gen MMO. And that doesn’t mean an expansion for World of Warcraft either,” he said, batting down suggestions that the listings were for the planned WoW add-on Wrath of the Liching King.
The company’s World of Warcraft game universe has attracted millions of subscribers around the world, previously leaving many observers skeptical that the company would be inclined to stake out efforts in new or different IPs.