Blizzard Working On New MMO

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  1. The_Bardock

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    :lolol 

    It's probably going to be....Diablo?

    Diablo's really the only franchise game that they can effectively convert into an MMO. But let's not totally ignore the fact that they could be introducing a new franchise...
     
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    Probably diablo or something related to that franchise.
     
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    I doubt Diablo.

    The reason for that is most of the Diablo team left Blizzard to create Hellgate, which is basically a Diablo copy with a different game engine.

    I'm banking Galaxy of Starcraft or an entirely new game world that takes what Starcraft was originally going to be ... orcs in space.
     
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    this MMO has been going for quite some time, they have 40 people working on this title, the same size team as starcraft 2

    in an interview, one of the higher ups said the diablo universe will most definately be continuing, so theres always that to consider



    they pulled it off with the warcraft series, and I doubt anybody would have expected that to work
     
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    The diablo guys left blizzard a long time ago. And hellgate isn't just diablo with a different engine, that would be Mythos(same people). However, there's one thing to be noted about hellgate london, blizzard north, and diablo. Originally when blizzard came across diablo, they liked the general idea and made a bunch of changes, turned out to be a massive hit. Once those diablo guys left, they made another similar game, that has just about totally failed(horrible launch, horrible support. They lost probably half their players in 2 weeks after launch, I could list a half dozen reasons as to why)

    That tells me that blizzard is still perfectly capable of making a good game, compared to those guys who wasted 4 years on hellgate london. Plus, Blizzard still owns the franchise.
     
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    Don't forget, Blizzard merged with Activision recently.
     
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    True, so it's entirely possible in the future that they could end up working with any of activisions IP's, but since the mmo project has been in the works for a while, I doubt that's the case.
     
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    If it’s Diablo I will stamp my feet and shake my fist but ultimately go on with my life.

    I love me some Diablo II. I have been plying it off and on ever scents it come out. I have finished the game with every character at lest twice.
     
  10. Lt. Faceless

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    I also hope it is Diablo.If it is,lets just hope they stick to their word.That Diablo will ALWAYS be a free to play game.
     
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    Worlds of Starcraft seems likely. They've been ripping off Warhammer for years, culminating in the big MMO, so they might as well finish off doing the same with Warhammer 40k and get those space marines--ahem...I meant 'Terrans' up there to fight the Eldar and Tau--ahem again...I mean 'Protoss'.

    But with Starcraft II in the works, I doubt they'd have an MMO based on it coming next. They never release two of the same series in a row. Gotta be Diablo or maybe the Lost Vikings?
     
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    Warcraft 3 came out before WoW with nothing inbetween.
     
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    cause Ghost got delayed and delayed, then fizzled, but it was to be in between originally. But true.

    Edit: Friend just told me Blizzard never developed the game, some third party was, so I guess I'm wrong no matter what :p 
     
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    Yea, Blizzard wasn't developing ghost. They originally went through the team that made one of the vampire the masquerade pc games, and then handed it off to some other studio.
     
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    Much as I HATE MMO's....I'd be all over a new Diablo of any kind.

    Worlds of Starcraft'd be nice as well.
     
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    Actually the Lost Vikings made an appearance in WOW, so it really couldn't be them. Maybe some driving MMO like Rock&Roll Racing?
     
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    If I was starting up a pool, the favorites would be Diablo or Starcraft. Maaaaaybe WoWII but that seems a bit early. A competely different IP is always a possibility too. What does Activision have that would make a good MMO?
     
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    Not sure who was making it but,wasn't there talk of a marvel and DC MMO?
     
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    The Marvel MMO is being made by NCSoft, who made City of Heroes/Villains and GuildWars. The DC MMO is being made by SOE, who made Star Wars Galaxies and the EverQuest 2.
     
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    Ooooh. A Starcraft MMO? That would be the bomb-shiggity.
     

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