Blizzard Talks Next-Gen MMO with Ars Technica

Blizzard is keeping its lips sealed on the nature and content of the project it only publicly refers to as its “next generation MMO,” but CEO Mike Morhaime had a few choice words for an audience in Las Vegas last week, according to Ars Technica. He said:

“Without giving away any details, we have some of our most experienced MMO developers, people who spent years working on the World of WarCraft team, working on this project,” Morhaime said. “We’re really trying to leverage all the lessons we learned through the years. Some of which we were able to address in World of WarCraft and others that maybe because of the design decisions we’ve made, you just can’t address. So we’re kind of taking a step back with all that knowledge to make something that’s completely new and fresh. We’re not trying to make a WoW sequel.” In fact, he explained that the two titles will co-exist in the future.

He went on to talk a little bit about the social aspects of the game before clamming up entirely over it, but what he has confirmed is that some of the people who made World of Warcraft such a success are working on the project. He also pointed out that the game will be entirely new – meaning it won’t play off of one of the company’s existing properties. Sorry fans, no World of StarCraft or World of Diablo game for you.

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