All Blizzard franchises will become MMOGs

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  1. x42bn6

    x42bn6 Retired Staff

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    At a recent Vivendi presentation, this was announced:

    All Blizzard Franchises will Become [altwiki=MMOG]MMOGs[/altwiki]?

    Recently, Vivendi gave a presentation to Wall Street. A lot of things were mentioned, but this announcement was a standout: "All Blizzard franchises will become MMOGs." And when they said all, they meant ALL! Along with the bold announcement, they also claim that they now have a model to come up with MMOGs in 3 years, and that they are also backed up by a $50 Million budget.

    They would be presenting two types of MMOG markets aimed for everyone from the busy executive to the hardcore gamers. The first is the long session games (more than two hours per session) and short session games (less than two hour sessions.) They will also be rolling out a bunch of short session games under the Sierra Online brand. An example is FreeStyle, a pick-up basketball online game scheduled for 2007 release. No details on pricing model for the short session games were announced though.

    The "more games and less gamers per game" scenario is something that seems to not be a threat to the company, well if stockbrokers knew more about gaming, then maybe they would have booed the idea right at that moment (ha, ha)!

    Blizzard quickly denied the rumors by saying "that rumor is not true in regard to Blizzard...We (Blizzard) believe that the rumor circulating about this subject is based on a misinterpretation of information provided to industry analysts." They also denied that they are developing any MMOGs as of the moment by saying loud and clear that they " do not currently have any MMO development plans beyond the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, and furthermore, we don't have any intentions to focus on only one genre or platform with our future games." Nice move indeed!​

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    concrete_sox Premium Respected Member

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    good job x42 bringing in the OLD
     
  3. Renzokuken

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    MMOG means nothing to me. ACRONYMS FOR THE ****ING LOSS.
     
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    Massively multiplayer online game.

    World of Warcraft is an MMORPG which is a subset of MMOG, for example.*
     
  5. SpAwNtHeKiLlEr

    SpAwNtHeKiLlEr BattleForums Member

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    Now, can you please research information on Diablo 3? And more research on Starcraft related?
     
  6. Krovvy

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    This isn't that old, it's Blizzard stating that they aren't going to only be making MMOG's in the future, and Spawn, this applies to Diablo as well.
     
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    May 19th things may happen; big things.
     
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    Awww, there's no more pictures of you to laugh at. :( And what kind of things do you mean in particular. I don't want to have to pay to play diablo 3 when it comes out, retardo.
     
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    Let me just pull my magic wand out of my ass, so I can can grant Spawn his wish.