Bliizard has "dream team" on new MMO, to "blow people's minds"
Posted: 08.03.2011 12:16 by Simon Priest Comments: 1
World of Warcraft is Blizzard's sole MMO and they won't be turning their backs on it, as COO Paul Sams affirms they "absolutely positively" will continue support.

Their new MMO is in fact "more complementary than competitive" to WoW. Their new online world will snare "a lot of hearts and minds" thanks to "dream team".

"We have another MMO that I don't think we've been talking about," said Blizzard COO Paul Sams. World of Warcraft won't be playing second fiddle to the new MMO. "We intend to do more expansions too. There is no change in our thinking," he said. "We intend absolutely positively to continue to support the existing World of Warcraft product."

"There are over 12 million global paying subscribers that are active in our game. We are not going to turn our back on them and we intend to continue to support that franchise for many many years to come." To mention supporting their studio's meal ticket.

"As to our new unannounced game, we believe that it will be more complementary than competitive. And while people do have a limited amount of free time that they can devote to these types of games, we do think that people will want to check out the new and the old."

"We think the new one is very compelling and is going to capture a lot of hearts and minds and will be very successful for us," continued Sams.

"We have taken some of our most experienced developers and put them on this project. We believe we have a dream team. These are the people who made WoW a success. We are going to blow people's minds," he added.

The next big instalments from Blizzard are Diablo III and StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, of which the latter is unlikely to see a release this year.
Source: VentureBeat
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 08, 2011
This is actua;lly good news, albeit an obvious "grab-for-cash". Trouble is there are so many folk working on "WoW" I wonder just how much support this willreceive from both ends - designers and players.