Blizzard Confirms Unannounced Fourth Game, Next-Gen MMO Not Diablo 3

via Shacknews:

"Despite ongoing efforts with StarCraft II, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and Diablo III, PC developer Blizzard has confirmed that it has another MMO in the works.

"There is still one unknown project," Blizzard executive VP Rob Pardo revealed to during the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational. "We have another development team."

Pardo affirmed that Blizzard's recent job listings for an "unannounced next-gen MMO" were not related to Diablo III. The company had previously stated that the project was not a World of Warcraft expansion either.

Fans have long speculated that Blizzard may follow the ultra-successful World of Warcraft with a World of StarCraft MMO. Others believe that the project could be a new franchise.

And as for a release date on any of the three known titles? "We ship the games when they're ready," Pardo commented. "You guys know this.""

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Tomdc3760d ago

Blizzard could not work for a couple of years and still generate immense profits with world of warcraft lol.

Id like to see a new ip from them tho...

jdoggystyyle3760d ago

let it be a starcraft MMo!!!!...i played WoW and final fantasy 11..and they grew boring fast....and ive been HUGE fan on starcraft even till this day actually this afternoon was on bnet ownin in big game hunters....if starcraft turned could b lost in it forever :)

iceman28853760d ago

I just don't think they are that interesting...

That being said, I would make an exception for a Starcraft MMO.

N4Gisbiased3760d ago

Oh lord I need a new pair of pants.

morganfell3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

Please let it be Starcraft Ghost for consoles. Recently they said the project was not dead merely on hiatus.

Here are the current updates from the web:

"Since the halt in Ghost's production, only sporadic news has been heard on it. At BlizzCon in 2007, StarCraft creator Chris Metzen hinted that elements of Ghost's story may appear in the recently announced StarCraft II. Metzen further stated that he believed that Ghost had an excellent storyline that may be told in future novels following from DeCandido's Nova. Earlier in June, Rob Pardo, one of the lead developers at Blizzard Entertainment, indicated that there still was an interest in finishing Ghost. At the D.I.C.E. Summit in February 2008, Blizzard's president Mike Morhaime and Rob Pardo gave a presentation on the company's history. In it they listed the games that they had cancelled, which did not include Ghost. When questioned about this, Blizzard's co-founder Frank Pearce explained that it simply was not in the company's focus at the time due to a finite amount of development resources."

GRRiMREEAPeR3760d ago

imagine a Starcraft Ghost game set in the starcraft universe with the infinity ward team handling the mechanics.... i think Starcraft Ghost is still on its way... only much better than anyone could anticipate!

morganfell3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

I know. This trailer here:

In the scene on the ship nothing is really happening with Nova but she comes across as a total badass. The novel was pretty good - all of the SC titles have been good and I would love to see a serious take on things.

Seraphim3760d ago

Lol, my thoughts as well. Ghost, BRING BACK THE GHOST!! The game looked great on PS2/XBOX when it was shown. Just imagine how sweet it look on next gen consoles. @@... It was a great concept, great looking game, and needs to be reborn...

Spike473760d ago

I just wish it could be free to play.

Ps3Fanboy7773760d ago

Something like WOW but just improved upon with a new art direction, something more non cartoonish.

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