it's really an interesting bill that one company has 3 extremely successful games in 3 completely different markets. It will be even more interesting if they can go into a 4th market of gamers.
It says it not the rumered next gen mmo on the announcement. Says something different then what they usually make. Im still waiting for Warcraft 4 RTS.
Please not another MMO. There are already way too many MMO's.
To be honest, I've given up on Blizzard. Since WoW, the way they make and put out games has changed greatly and I'm just not interested in what they'v been offering. WoW was a disappointing MMO from this MMO-freak and Diablo 3 felt very dumbed down and greatly restricted by their desire to focus on a cash generating auction house. Can't say their next game will be something I follow or really care about until they prove they've gone back to their origins (and I don't mean EA's Origin).
While I'd agree with you in terms of their Warcraft and Diablo franchises, I think they've done an admirable (if slow) job on the Starcraft series. Great (OPTIONAL) online functionality, high production values, and more varied campaign missions than any other RTS campaign I can think of impressed me. I'm obviously biased as Starcraft was one of my childhood favorites (though the same could be said of D2), but unlike what they did to D3, the SC2 games feel like the original Starcraft.
I'de say SC2's campaigns are more varied than any other game period. still, I'm not convinced they are at the same quality standard as they were in the days.
I'd have to disagree. Most SC missions were the standard build base/troops -> send at enemy, like a multiplayer match except the enemy starts with a huge base and doesn't attack as aggressively. There was also usually 1-2 'hold for reinforcements' missions and 1 infiltration mission per campaign. Starcraft 2 goes out of it's way to mix up the formula by designing mechanics often used only for a single mission. In terms of story, Starcraft 2 took the cast of characters we were familiar with and expanded upon it, and the story as a whole seems to have shifted more towards a character driven narrative. This is of course a matter of preference, but those were the two elements that stuck out when I played it, and I personally feel they were a big improvement to the franchise.
HotS has some mechanics just like Diablo 3. That was sad. Remember Belial fight? It's in HotS.
Blizzard stated on twitter that it is not Titian. So there is a 99.99% chance it is Blizzard All Stars.
Oh I didn't know that, thanks!
I hope it's not blizzard all stars, if there's anything we need less than another MMO it's another MOBA
I'm going to go with mobile. It will be a mobile game.
Considering the indie-friendly venue, that is a possibility. I'm hoping it's a smaller project that allows some of the devs who slave over WoW expansions to break out of their shells and have fun. That could only mean great things for gamers, IMO.
Hopefully they'll get it out on PS4 too. I'll most likely get their game on PC though, unless it has local co-op on PS4
Starcraft: Ghosts It would be a genre they havent really done yet and would probably be a good fit for consoles as well. It was supposed to be a stealth action game in the lines of metal gear solid and games like that before it was canceled some time ago. Maybe now is a good time to resurrect the game?
Oh god, you just reminded me of a trailer line from way back: "STARCRAFT......GHOST! Coming 2003 from Blizzard Entertainment!" You lied to me trailer...
Go home trailer! Your drunk!
LOL! I have been waiting for that game for over a decade now. Still don't understand why the cancelled it.
could be blizzards DOTA version, yes you heard it here, but don't tell them i told you :)
I'm not sure what to thin of this, the way they are announcing it makes me think it's something smaller than their usual releases.
If it didn't take them 2 3/4 years to make an sc2 expansion I might care. Its good, wont lie, but like all blizz games your better off just ignoring them until a product actually hits the selves.
Didn't they release Diablo 3 in between Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm? Not that I'm defending them or anything, but HotS is not the only thing they were working on.
They have seperate teams working on those games so thats not a good excuse on why HOTS took so long.
Starcraft: Ghost? Didn't say anything about being unrelated to existing franchises.
Hellfarm: a free to play farm builder in the world of Diablo where you plant and reap souls. Microtransactions galore.
the invitation mentions they've been working on a little something, and that you'll get your hands on it - i'd put my money on a mobile title.
I'm quite shocked heart of the swarm didn't have micro transactions. For $5 you can swap kerrigans attack animation!
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