new lost viking game
Legacy of the Void
Diablo 3 Expansion
Legacy Title Remake
LotV will be referenced.
The next WoW expansion basically has to be confirmed unless MoP is going to be way longer than previous expansions.
The Diablo Expansion will probably be announced.
I don't think Titan will be, yet.
The OP forgot BAS: Blizzard All Stars the DOTA like game.
Morhaime already said they will launch BAS in 2013 after the latest SC2 expansion.
Or better, he said they would focus on BAS as their new launching product after SC2.
Sadly BAS is also the reason why D3 doesn't have a proper PvP mode yet.
Blizzard splits up BNet over different forms of play/
SC2 and BAS: the hardcore PvP esports. One in space the other with Blizzard heroes.
D3: the simple casual H&S fantasy grinding game with adaptable challenges.
WOW and Titan to fill in 2 slots of MMORPG play: one fantasy based, the other even more focused on fast/casual internet play with the new social media as a back up.
Each of these products have their own target audiance.
Each one will get attention, but frankly until further notice WOW will stay the big huge milking cow with at least 2 more expansions in the following 4 years to come.
If a complete free to play new MMORPG can't even touch a subscription based WOW, it is all clear WOW is here for the next decade (probably with grahpics enhancement and other forms to keep it getting played like combo subs with other games and e-sports competitions)./
Last edited by BenBos; 2013-01-01 at 11:56 PM.
The teams are completely different.Sadly BAS is also the reason why D3 doesn't have a proper PvP mode yet.
Perhaps it'll be about Blizzard's DoTA game as people have said before. Its pretty mysterious and they should have made lots of progress on it by now.
WarCraft 4 ! ... :/
Diablo 3 was the biggest POS Blizz has ever made and if they think people will get excited for an xpack made by the same group of clueless buffoons who made the main game, they are going to be sadly mistaken.
They should just cancel anything D3 related at this point and focus on other things.
wow expansion, titan.
I think the people expecting a legion wow expansion next is gonna be in for a surprise tho.
I would put my bet on more Starcraft stuff, more Titan hype with some previews of artist illustrations and an ingame model or 2, and some D3 patch information. Perhaps they will also touch on their plans for the next WoW expansion.
It's always been Wankershim!
I just really want to know what Titan will be. It's been bugging me for bloody yonks!
I'd say an expansion 5 announcement is a sure bet. Because of how early MoP was released in the year, expansion 5 will probably be even further along in development then MoP was when it was announced.
We might also get a first look into Titan, nothing comprehensive just yet, but a few basic points on the overall direction Blizzard wants to take the game. So we'll find out things like the actual title (Titan is just a codename and may have nothing to do with the game itself), a synopsis of the plot, and very basic mechanical things like what sort of faction system it'll use. We won't see a complete list of available classes, a playable demo, or anything beyond the simplest maps of the gameworld.
Remember the lessons of the past, but do not become lost in nostalgia. Seize the moment whenever possible, but not when it could do you great harm down the road. And look to the future as far as you can, but do not become complacent waiting for a brighter future to come to you. For the past, present, and future all have their place in the human psyche, and to see one as superior to the others is the most grievous error a person can make in life.
I'm guessing maybe a year gap until we see Legacy, which means early to mid 2014. It will be fun, but nothing special. If you like Starcraft 2, you'll enjoy it.
The Diablo 3 expansion will probably come out earlier than 2020. They've made a lot of changes to Diablo 3, but they squandered a lot of good will with how the game was on release, and until they figure out how to make the item hunt fun while still having an auction house, they're going to be fighting an uphill battle. We'll get a teaser, but they'll likely release the D3 expansion late 2014 to early 2015 because D3 hasn't had the staying power they hoped for and an expansion might revitalize the franchise.
The next WoW expansion won't likely be seen until mid to late 2014, possibly even early 2015. The only way you might see an early 2014 release is if sub numbers show significant drops in the next quarterly report. This is based entirely on historical trends, seeing as expansions average in the 650 to 700 day range (Vanilla 38 months TBC 23 months Wrath 25 months Cata 22 months). Even if they miraculously make MoP last 18 months only, you'll still see the next expansion in mid 2014, and the current release rate of raid content is following the same trends as old expansions rather than showing significantly faster release.
I could see this being the big announcement for Blizzcon, but depending on how subs go for the current expansion, it might be hard to hype any new WoW expansion or it might be completely unneccessary.
Titan is a mixed boat in every sense. The fan generated hype based on little to no information is almost going to guarantee that Titan is percieved as a failure regardless of how good it is. I would like to see a teaser trailer for this project at Blizzcon, but I still see it as doubtful based on what we've seen and heard so far. As for a release date for Titan - until they give us a teaser, I wouldn't want to guess, but if forced to hazard one, I'd say 2015 release timed to coincide with Xmas, so basically a 4th quarter 2015 release.
As for what's most likely - I'd say we'll see a D3 expansion hype, a HoTS tourney to keep SC2 interest up, and news regarding a WoW movie. The reason I say movie is that they'll want to try and get the movie out while WoW is still at a high point in it's popularity and that popularity has become increasingly arguable as the franchise ages (this is natural for any product). I also expect that we might get some teaser announcements regarding a Warcraft 4. I think that a return to the RTS part of the Warcraft franchise might be a natural move at this point, as it would allow establishment of lore in an easy to digest form and would be a great way to compliment WoW while establishing a Burning Legion tie in. This could also help produce some positive goodwill as the RTS side of the Warcraft IP is still held in a holy grail type of regard and thus has PR credit to spend. This will be accompanied by some minor news regarding the next WoW expac, but it will be very thin - probably a bit of concept art and a lot of statements about how it's going to be leet and awesome with no details regarding the nuts and bolts of the expac.
Last edited by Kissme; 2013-01-02 at 02:29 AM.
I don't really play WoW anymore so any WoW info is not interesting to me. I'm mostly interested in hearing something about Titan and some info about the Diablo 3 expansion.
Oh and the wow movie? Or did that get cancelled?
Expansion 5 announced for Q2 2014. Playable demo and new talent trees.
Sneak peek at legacy of the void. Maybe some videos but that's about it.
Expansion 1 announced and that's it. Minimal footage and pictures. Mostly storyline details and new hero introduction. They say it will be out in Q3 2014 but it won't come until Q1 2015.
Blizzard All Stars:
Announced, introduced with playable demo. Expected release Q1 2014.