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Blizzard Registers Project Blackstone Domain
Fusible noticed that ProjectBlackstone.com was recently purchased by Blizzard Entertainment. It doesn't mean much yet but the choice of domain name could point to a side project for Diablo 3 or even pet battles (They also appear to have purchased WarcraftBattles.com last month).

We're mostly reporting this to have a nice point of discussion for it, but nothing really points to it being a major project (= probably not anything Titan related).

This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard Registers Project Blackstone Domain started by chaud View original post
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  1. Asta's Avatar
    Edit: Never mind was reposting from other thread and just noticed the date, from last year.
  1. khuur's Avatar
    Blizzard spent money on Bic pens today! NEXT MMO IS A PEN BASED GAME!!! Clippy is the nemesis.
  1. bklutz's Avatar
    diablo 3 expansion OR blizz is making a bigger deal of the pet battles.
  1. chrth's Avatar
    It's obviously a project to bring the Dresden Files to the gaming masses. Calling it Dresden would've been too obvious, so they went with Harry's first middle name.
  1. klaps_05's Avatar
    why does the license expire within an year? looks like some event perhaps? unless these contracts are per year based
  1. chrth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by klaps_05 View Post
    why does the license expire within an year? looks like some event perhaps? unless these contracts are per year based
    They're typically year-based.
  1. Syridian's Avatar
    Black Soulstone anyone?
  1. markdall's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chrth View Post
    It's obviously a project to bring the Dresden Files to the gaming masses. Calling it Dresden would've been too obvious, so they went with Harry's first middle name.
    Mind = blown. That would be too awesome to properly express here.
  1. jaber2's Avatar
    Once year registration means they don't plan to keep it for long.
  1. hellboyy's Avatar
    black soulstone related obviously
  1. Jesamere's Avatar
    If it's not D3 related my money's on a sequel to Blackthorne. I hope it's a sequel to Blackthorne.
  1. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    no doubt has to do with the black soulstone from d3!
  1. AK_47's Avatar
    Black Stone might be several things. However my first feeling, black stone : onyx

    What can be a black stone in the history of Blizzard .. Starcraft Ghost. Reason why they had to postpone ( yep it never was cancelled), they wanted to get it on console and they weren't powerful enough compared to Computers.

    Might be plenty of other things such as D3 expansion or even a new project who knows ... ? Doesn't seem the be Project Titan though.
  1. Rawt's Avatar
    next wow expansion.

    everything is getting military themed lately in wow. new patch called landfall, next patch is rumored to be named crossfire. i could see project blackstone being the name for the expansion where we gather up and invade Sargeras's homeworld to retrieve or destroy some powerful artifact.
  1. Maginai's Avatar
    Diablo 3: Black Stone
  1. Ridesdel's Avatar
    Starcraft: Project Blackstone huh AK_47?
    actually, that would kinda catch my attention if i saw it as a headline on a gaming website.
    and with xcom proving RTS CAN be done well on console, i dont see why they wouldn't rez the idea to come out on the next gen consoles rumored to be released next year
  1. Suprm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rawt View Post
    next wow expansion.

    everything is getting military themed lately in wow. new patch called landfall, next patch is rumored to be named crossfire. i could see project blackstone being the name for the expansion where we gather up and invade Sargeras's homeworld to retrieve or destroy some powerful artifact.
    Did cata, mop and all other had their own domain? If not, probably not it, highly doubt it anyway. Also 'Black Stone' does not really seem fitting for a expansion name or theme. But who knows...
  1. Ormoro's Avatar
    My guess is:
    Nothing WoW/D3/SC or Titan related.
    This will be a new game on portable devices.

    To guess more(aka what i'm hoping for)
    The name of the game where we can bring our ingame WoW pets on our mobile device and battle with our pets without being logged into WoW onto the pc.
    Mobile pet battles with real time updates to the game.
  1. Cyriaa's Avatar
    holy crap, I would kill for SC: Ghost. But I don't want to get my hopes up quite yet.
    Also, I doubt we'll be going to down Sargeras any time soon, I'd imagine that would be the very last expansion that blizz would do and for some reason I feel as though they would have one expansion to pave the way to him. I could be wrong though, we went from alien invasion (TBC), to Zombie invasion (wrath), to the end of the world (cata), to war between factions (MoP so far), aside from the whole apocolypse theme they got going on, none of these have anything to do with each other, so maybe they'll do it next expac who knows. lol
  1. Tobz0r's Avatar
    No one who thinks of blackthorne?

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