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3-15-2011 @ 2:28PM
That's a very ambitious statement by Sams there. WoW became wildly popular because it was a perfect storm in the industry - it had Blizzard's level of polish, was accessible, and it had a solid IP behind it. Warcraft 1, 2 and 3 all contributed to the immediate success of WoW.Titan is new IP, and it's being introduced into a muddied MMO market. I think it will be awesome, but to say you'll get two decades out of it is big talk. WoW is arguably flagging 6 years after release.
3-15-2011 @ 3:03PM
How do you define flagging? The player base and revenues have grown steadily since the original release.
3-15-2011 @ 4:16PM
Now, I'm just A Guy On The Internet, so take this with as large a grain of salt as you'd like, but I heard from a reasonably credible source that it's going to be Shadowrun, which is not new IP. In the interest of not wanting anyone to get into seriously huge trouble if that source was telling me the truth, I can't really say why I found the news credible, or even who the source was. But if I'm right, you all owe me a quarter.
3-15-2011 @ 5:02PM
I've heard the Shadowrun rumour too, can't remember where, but it's been discussed openly in the past. MMO-Champion/The Instance/somewhere like that.I think we have to take Blizzard at face value when they say "brand new IP" and just assume it's going to be cyberpunk-influenced. I also have vague recollections of MMO-Champ talking about ActiBlizz taking over the developer of a cyberpunk MMO a few years ago and quietly shutting it down - making sure there's no competition for Titan?I'm sure we'll find out soon enough. Blizzcon 2012 sounds like a good time to reveal it.
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