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Blizzard Confirms 'Unannounced Next-Gen MMO'
Blizzard Confirms 'Unannounced Next-Gen MMO'
December 13, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander

December 13, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander
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Following speculation surrounding job advertisements on Blizzard's website, a community administrator has confirmed on the World of Warcraft forums that the developer is currently at work on an unannounced, next-gen MMO.

The job postings displayed are seeking lead character and environment 3D artists for the unspecified project, which has an icon reading "Top Secret!" displayed alongside the posting where the logo for the appropriate game property would normally be.

The community administrator addressed the speculation on the forums succinctly, but said, "No, it is an unannounced Next-Gen MMO. And that doesn't mean an expansion for World of Warcraft either.

Earlier this year, Blizzard founding member and senior vice president of product development Frank Pearce told Gamasutra that the company had created a workforce titled "Team 3," comprised of about 40 members separate from the Starcraft and Warcraft teams.

Pearce declined to give any details on what the team might be working on, only saying that "Team 3 is working on something really awesome. I canít give you any hints, but itís totally awesome."


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John Leidegren
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This has been the case for quite some time and anyone who paid attention to Blizzard, would know this. I'm pretty sure this is not Team 3 based on the observations following statement by Franke Pearce. But who knows? To me, this is either a second generation World of Warcraft or an entirely new franchise (both being something which Iím personally more interested in, than some Diablo 3 MMO).

Blizzard generally responds to the question about sequels, as it being the means necessary for achieving something which their current technology cannot. That being said, they've hired people for doing physics in a MMO constrained environment. What this could mean concerning the game play, I cannot say, but surly they got something interesting cooking. End hype.

heath kidd
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Release Starcraft2 wait 2 years release World of Starcraft. and join both FPS and MMO's and even RTS elements rather than a ever quest reskin like wow .

Its the only platform blizzard has not touched. And u never here their devs shut up about how much they love battlefeild1942-2- etc...



Diablo is from the 90's its style is 2 dark/hardcore to sell.

Diablo would fit nicer in a cinematic console game.



"Team 3" was at blizcon called Medusa.. ei queen of blades. .. blizzard will follow the exact formula of WC3 and WOW to SC2 and WOS... and reap the moneys ...

Andrea Portale
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Are you serious? Do you really think Diablo 3 is too "anything" to sell? God you're talking about one of the most popular and best selling game of all the time here. And most awaited sequel too.



BTW, i do hope this new MMO is not Diablo related, I think Diablo will always give his best the singleplayer/battlenet way


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