If it is a next-gen MMO I can only say probably WoW 2 because as Sherlock Holmes says "Once you have elimenated all other possibilities whatever is left, however unlikely is true."World of Starcraft or Diablo" would just be WoW with new graphics, and like I said Blizz isn't an idiot. Despite job posting I still think it will be Diablo 3, unless of course this whole thing is a hoax.
The most likely choice is WoW 2, despite the comment in another article saying new game will not be about WoW. I can gaurentee it won't be World of Starcraft or Diablo. Blizzard isn't an idiot.
Your right, Blizzard isn't and idiot. They would never release a new MMO in Warcraft universe just yet, not to compete with wow1, plus, many players are bored of the warcraft world... I know me, and friends are.
It can only be Diablo 3... What do you think Blizzard North guys are doing since Lord of Destruction ? Wanking all day long ? No, working on a new game . That's six years now, so their work should show up some day, don't you think so ?
Yes its possible especially with all the leaked information hinting to the production of a 3rd title. But it could also be another title all together.
Blizzard is very intelligent and I am sure they are getting a little curious to step out and add more titles to there Universe. So only time will tell.
I currently feel thats its a 80% chance it will be Diablo 3, but I am not to quick to rule out another branching title. They have already attempted this with Starcraft Ghost.
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guys...i want d3 just as bad as all of you...but theres this voice in the back of my head thats saying "fps-MMO". im just prayin that blizzcon '07 is the place where my dream for d3 comes true. mark my words, if i see "Diablo III" on blizz's website on august 3rd im gonna splooge all over my comp...and im not kidding.
I ran through the facts I could dig up in preparation for a post on my own website, and this is the situation:
It has been known since last year that Blizzard has at least three new titles under development. Of these, one of them turned out to be StarCraft II. The second one is most likely a new World of Warcraft expansion, since Blizzard has mentioned plans to release a new expansion for that game every year. This leaves a third project, as confirmed at E3. What could it be?
StarCraft: Ghost: Definitely not. This was ruled out by the Gamasutra article.
World of Warcraft 2: Definitely not. Blizzard has said in interviews that their next MMO will not be another World of Warcraft.
World of Warcraft expansion: Very unlikely. Blizzard wouldn't want to develop two expansions for the same game simultaneously, nor would it be "totally awesome".
WarCraft 4: Pretty unlikely. Most fans have had enough of the WarCraft universe for a while.
World of StarCraft: Unlikely. Blizzard is already working on a game in this franchise.
New franchise: Possible. This possibility has been referred to by Vivendi representatives several times.
I've always sort've checked in here to peek around about Diablo 3 news, but I never bothered to register until today.
Anyway, really hoping Diablo3 willl be announced at Blizzcon. If you check out Blizzcon.com there is nothing about Diablo. Everything seems to be centered around SC2 and WoW until you look at the back of the headliner, just a reminder that Diablo 3 is right around the corner perhaps? =D
This is an idea I had a while back, and it would work for a few older games that continue to have huge player-bases today. Out of any old games, I think Diablo2 probably has one of the higher player-bases, perhaps not including MMOs.
The idea is that they leave the game mechanics mostly the same, but update it with new features and graphics, and maybe even some new quests.
It would work similar to an expansion, but it would have a complete rework of the graphics with the same style that could handle new higher resolutions. Of course, they could add in another class or 2 and maybe some more content with new areas, quests, npcs, and loot. The new content isn't even required though, because I think that they would still sell millions even if all they did was update the graphics and re-release it. Making just a few changes to features would go a long way as well. I would love to see item linking, an auction house for trades, guild features (like guild tags etc), loot options for assigning loot rules in the group (round robin, free for all, etc), and of course a more stable battle.net with no hacks like duping, map hacks, or even botting. I thin the graphics could even remain 2D as long as they were done well.
The nice thing about this idea is that I am sure the fans would love it. If they try to completely remake a new diablo, like Diablo Online, or D3, they risk making something that isn't as great as it's predecessors. By re-making D2, they are sure to get another big hit! And, the cost to develop it and time would be much less than making a new game from scratch. They would already have 90% of the mechanics and ideas in place. All that would need to be done would be mainly graphic work and then a few new mechanics. Since they have already made the game once, and have had it running for so long, I am sure they know very well what they would do differently if they could do it again.
I know that I for 1 would pay 50$ right now if I could buy Diablo 2.5, wouldn't you? Would this idea count as "totally awesome"? LOL!
Of course, I would still love Diablo3, but I would buy 2.5 and 3 if I had the choice to get both!
See Lord of Destruction, and even if it would sell a bunch blizz isn't so much about making money as good games... if they were World of Diablo and Universe of Starcraft would be out by now. And everyones forgetting this article may or may not be accurate.
See Lord of Destruction, and even if it would sell a bunch blizz isn't so much about making money as good games... if they were World of Diablo and Universe of Starcraft would be out by now.
Lord of Destruction was an expansion pack, but it did NOT bring the graphics up-to-date. Max resolution of what, 800X600? I think even if they used the exact same renderings they used to make the original graphics, they could convert them to much higher resolution textures and the game would be like new.
I am not saying that Blizzard is all about making money (even tho I am sure it is a concern). I am saying that you don't always have to make something completely new for your customers to enjoy it. Diablo2 is THE only game that I have gone back to playing for a couple months year after year! And I have played a TON of games, LOL. It should be obvious to them that D2 still has a large player base. And by updating it, they would be giving something back to their customers that we can all appreciate. I am sure it would attract old and new fans alike.
If you can honestly say you wouldn't buy it, then you probably don't belong here
I just recently got back into D2 again a couple months ago, and so far it seems as populated as when it was released and I first bought it. That is pretty amazing for a game that hasn't had any major updates since 2001!