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7-22-2008 @ 4:06AM
What new properties have Blizzard developed in the last 5 years? (hint: none)Last 10? (hint: Starcraft, everything else were sequels)Last 15?Okay now we've made progress... with Diablo and Warcraft. Are we really expecting a Lost Vikings or Blackthorne game to be dug out from the grave? How many players right now in the target demo are interested in either, even slightly? How many even remember the original games? We're not talking about top selling games... Blizzard hasn't had a team making new things for 15 years in other words. They've been just developing and re-developing the same properties over and over and over since the original creators made them and bailed on Blizzard a long time ago. It's a successful and popular strategy, and honestly why put out the risk of making a new franchise when people are still buying the hell out of the old one? It makes absolutely no sense, at least not unless there's going to be a decline in the popularity of the Warcraft, Starcraft or Diablocraft franchises, and judging by the frenzy around SC2 and D3... I'm not sure why anyone at all would come to the conclusion that their "next gen MMO" is anything but WoW 2.0 at best, or a Diablo or Starcraft based MMO at worst. (likely Starcraft since the Diablo world seems to me to be bad for MMO's).
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