XFire Slips WWI Game Announcement?

Update (3pm): The XFire WWI page has been edited, removing the Game Announcement part. For those skeptic, I took a screenshot before it got edited. I learned to take screenshots after Legendary Pictures pulled a similar stunt (removing and editing Diablo from the Films Under Development section).

- If you are wondering, I contacted my XFire liaison around noon. No response as of 3pm.
- Also one of my Blizzard liaisons. Blizzard has not made any press releases concerning a Game Announcement.

Original Story
XFire either accidentally posted there would be a Game Announcement based on the rumors sprung from DiabloFans.com and Blizzplanet, or they know something and oops ... slipped it. Did XFire confirm there will be a game announcement?

As usual, I will communicate with my XFire and Blizzard contacts for a comment to clarify this new rumor. Stay tuned for updates.

At this point, this is still considered a rumor -- keep that in mind. Blizzard has not made any official announcements concerning a a game announcement at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals.

This is what appears at the XFire website:
The Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, to be held in Paris on June 28th & 29th is sold out! If you can't attend, Xfire will be on the showfloor, bringing the event straight to your computer!

Get behind the scenes with Xfire during WWI to:
- Follow the opening ceremony and discover what new game will be announced in our chat rooms together with hundreds of other Blizzard fans
- Learn what the pros think of the latest Starcraft 2 developments, including the Zerg race
- Discover the latest version of the 2nd WoW Expansion, Wrath of the Lich King
- Meet the Blizzard devs and ask them your questions
- Get to see exclusive pictures and videos from the event
- Follow the invitational WoW Arena, Warcraft 3 and Starcraft tournaments

Come back here starting June 27th for our first news udpates about the event. In the meantime, you can register for the chat rooms by entering your email address on the right hand side of this page.
Thanks, IG_

Comments

  • #1 Pwnubis
    gabyy jayy.. yay
  • #2 gyrextt
    Curious to see if it was a mistake or not. Should be easy to find out. Thanks MD
  • #3 Mordonan
    Sweet, It better be D3
  • #4 chidna
    No way its an accident, i cant believe a company like xfire would post anything like that without the permission of blizzard.

    Now bring on WWI!
  • #5 niceguyeddie
    news travels fast it seems these days with diabloii.net and shacknews reporting on this too its definatly a good day to be a hopefull d3 fan were just waiting on md now to see if his source can confirm anything but its a fantastic lead imo :D
  • #6 JohnRambo
    Yeah if something is being announced, it's Diablo 3. Good job guys, were finally gonna get ours.
  • #7 mgcemir
    here we go,

    arise lurkers
  • #8 Ferret
    It may also be used just to promote the site with a rush of anticipation. Need I remind everyone of the Diablo Banner we had, and all the sites and Magazines reaction to our page, thinking we knew something definite? ;)
  • #9 Murderface
    A bit of reassurance is good, but I wish it had come from blizzard itself. Although Xfire is probably in cahoots with blizzard, seeing as how a lot of their users play blizz games. I bet they ran it past some corporate officials in blizzard's head office before they posted it.
  • #10 Black_Fenix
    Quote from "JohnRambo" »
    Yeah if something is being announced, it's Diablo 3. Good job guys, were finally gonna get ours.


    we're all hoping that it's Diablo III.

    But what I'm curious about is that if this is a mistake about posting something that they have been told to keep quite, will they take it down or will they keep it up.

    If they take it down then it is Diablo III if they don't then they did it on purpose and it is Diablo III.
  • #11 DyzfunktioNaL
    Interesting...I do believe that this is a slip up on xfire's part... However, if they were to take it down now wouldn't that just cause people to ask more questions?
  • #12 thecowking
    Quote from name="Black Fenix" »



    If they take it down then it is Diablo III if they don't then they did it on purpose and it is Diablo III.



    I agree!

    <chant> Diablo 3 at WWI!, Diablo 3 at WWI!, Diablo 3 at WWI! </chant>
  • #13 Veltras
    I don't know if things are getting crazy or hysterical, but either way if we're going to get a confirmation that a game will be annouced at the WWI it should be before the end of next week.

    Hell it's about time!
  • #14 DSquared82
    Awesome find MD; things just keep looking more and more our way. Can't wait to hear that confirmation and I agree either way it points to an announcement. Thought I am reminded of that one time...was it gamespot? Somewhere posted D3 in the background for E3 or some event a while back?? But with everything that's going on this is hard to deny...and hell I don't want to deny it. Bring on WWI.
  • #15 bigtpsychoboy
    Quote from "DyzfunktioNaL" »
    Interesting...I do believe that this is a slip up on xfire's part... However, if they were to take it down now wouldn't that just cause people to ask more questions?


    yeah no doubt, but in my eyes this is just the icing on the cake because i was already 99.9% sure a game was going to be announced at WWI. Now it just needs to be D3 :)
  • #16 TeHAJ
    Quote from "Medievaldragon" »
    XFire either accidentally posted there would be a Game Announcement based on the rumors sprung from DiabloFans.com and Blizzplanet, or they know something and oops ... slipped it. Did XFire confirm there will be a game announcement?

    The Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, to be held in Paris on June 28th & 29th is sold out! If you can't attend, Xfire will be on the showfloor, bringing the event straight to your computer!

    Xfire at Blizzcon 2007 Get behind the scenes with Xfire during WWI to:
    - Follow the opening ceremony and discover what new game will be announced in our chat rooms together with hundreds of other Blizzard fans
    - Learn what the pros think of the latest Starcraft 2 developments, including the Zerg race
    - Discover the latest version of the 2nd WoW Expansion, Wrath of the Lich King
    - Meet the Blizzard devs and ask them your questions
    - Get to see exclusive pictures and videos from the event
    - Follow the invitational WoW Arena, Warcraft 3 and Starcraft tournaments

    Come back here starting June 27th for our first news udpates about the event. In the meantime, you can register for the chat rooms by entering your email address on the right hand side of this page.

    As usual, I will communicate with my XFire and Blizzard contacts for a comment to clarify this new rumor. Stay tuned for updates.

    This is what appears at the XFire website:
    Thanks, IG_



    is taht 2007 a typo?
  • #17 ov3erlord
    Quote from "TeHAJ" »
    is taht 2007 a typo?


    rofl! why are you the first to notice this? and the text states blizzcon and not wwi...

    it seems that some jerk over at xfire jus copy-pasted the text from last year???? wtf is going on?
  • #18 Pwnubis
    Quote from "TeHAJ" »
    is taht 2007 a typo?


    wow how did we not catch that earlier
  • #19 ov3erlord
    ok, this is now on xfire, so it must have been a typo:

    The Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, to be held in Paris on June 28th & 29th is sold out! If you can't attend, Xfire will be on the showfloor, bringing the event straight to your computer!

    Get behind the scenes with Xfire during WWI to:
    · Follow the opening ceremony and discover what new game will be announced in our chat rooms together with hundreds of other Blizzard fans
    · Learn what the pros think of the latest Starcraft 2 developments, including the Zerg race
    · Discover the latest version of the 2nd WoW Expansion, Wrath of the Lich King
    · Meet the Blizzard devs and ask them your questions
    · Get to see exclusive pictures and videos from the event
    · Follow the invitational WoW Arena, Warcraft 3 and Starcraft tournaments

    Come back here starting June 27th for our first news udpates about the event. In the meantime, you can register for the chat rooms by entering your email address on the right hand side of this page.
  • #20 LarryNC
    Amazing - can't wait to see what Blizzard has to say. :D
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