Also, don't underestimate the PR and good will damage done to the Diablo franchise by D3. It failed to step into the shoes left for it by it's predecessors and while the patches have continuously improved it, it is safe to say that people might be very leary of anything released that's associated with Diablo for the next while.
Well I don't trust any of the things that this "Guy" tells us but anyways.. the what if scenarious are awesome.
I like both SC and Diablo, even if the third part of Diablo isn't as good as the 2nd part... but anyways, storytelling wise is Blizzard still extremely good. And the story in Diablo3 was still good.
Blizzcon is going to be interesting.
"Why do we fight? To protect home and family, to preserve balance and bring harmony. For my kind the true question is, what is worth fighting for?"
The way I'm reading it, and I could be wrong, it's gonna be spin-off of either starcraft or diablo and this spin-off is gonna be it's own new ip eventually? If so, I could see titan being a diablo mmo. We've already dealt with the big threats and having a new threat could be a great start to something new, if done right I guess.
I haven't beaten starcraft 2 so I don't know anything about what happens in the end. Although, a futuristic space mmo (lolswtor) could be nice...
"No one wants to change, but no one wants to be left behind either" -Joshua, The World Ends With You
Or perhaps... both of them, Starcraft and Diablo. :O
Please don't post memes.
Wasn't it said that Titan will be a shooter? That would seem to fit Starcraft, at least more than Diablo.
Also, do we know it is going to be a MMO? What about them finally finishing, or building off of Starcraft: Ghost?
On a personal note, the reason why I don't like sci fi is that it's usually ridiculous. In fantasy themes, they can always say magic or some deity did it but most of the popular sci fi is just .. yea. And if Blizzard makes a Sci-Fi mmo, I'd eat a spoiled tuna if it didn't include aliens with human body and a lobster for a head..
Not saying it means anything, but I found this quite funny in today's context. (jump to 1:04)
titanFocus.info -- news, predictions and place for discussion about Blizzard's upcoming next-gen MMO.
Sign me up to the "I'd rather it was Starcraft" side.
It's not going to be a Daiblo MMO. Diablo 3 was going to be a MMO and Blizzard said no. Why would they scrap Diablo 3 MMO from the team that made D2, only to build a new team and spend 4+ years now on a Diablo MMO.
If anything it's going to be WoW 2. Where we either go back as titans or fast forward as titans.
I can't see it being a Starcraft or Diablo MMO being worked on at the same time as them releasing D3 (+expansions) and Starcraft 2 expansions. Maybe it's just me.
The rumor years ago when Titan was first being leaked is that it was going to be a Halo MMO. Then they said it would be a "NEW IP!" so that was shut down. If it's back to being an existing IP, the rumor was they acquired rights of some kind for making a Halo game - I don't remember exactly, it's been a while, I'm sure somebody else can find it again if motivated - but I'd still expect it to be a Halo MMO. It's supposed to be a first person shooter MMO... I don't know if Diablo really qualifies. I don't feel like WoW does either.
Also, D3 has been a complete mess, and PvP still isn't out - and probably won't be for a "very long time." Despite the fact that it's been pointed out D3 had "Amazing sales!" I think it's widely agreed the game itself was a pretty big failure and disappointment.
"At Blizzard's annual fan convention BlizzCon this past weekend, chief operating officer Paul Sams said that although there has been some initial concern in the company about cannibalizing their WoW subscribers, they think they'll get over it quickly.
"I think the (new MMO) is going to be significantly differentiated enough," Sams said. "Such that, you're not going to feel like they're one and the same resulting in that you have to pick or choose," he said."
With other words, it's not going to be competing with World of Warcraft or any other franchise in that genre.
This is taken from the Blizzard site itself: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company...tml?id=10000B3
They are looking for a Franchise development producer and the bolded, quoted text below is one of the points in the job description.
"Work with major consumer brands to facilitate product placement and licensing within the world of Blizzard Entertainment's next-gen MMO that enhances the gameplay experience."
This means there will be adds/commercials and other garbage inside the game. So unless we're going to have a Coca-Cola billboard in middle of Tristram... It's going to be a futuristic or at least present day MMO. Which leaves us with Starcraft!
Last edited by Jevlin; 2013-01-04 at 10:45 PM.
I remember reading that now that you posted it again Jeavline, thank you!