Blizzard is going to expand it’s Mmo genre to include something more than just World of Warcraft. If you’re familiar with the video game industry, you may know that companies do not like to release games that will compete with other games in it’s own library, as well as they may not like to do something that’s too creative, as it may not be percieved by the public well. But Blizzard seems confident enough to want to create a new Mmo that will be refreshingly different from World of Warcraft.
Blizzard said that the new Mmo they make will be differentiated enough from World of Warcraft. You’ll feel like you will have to make a choice between the two. This is interesting news to say the least, wonder if they’ll be able to replicate their success two times over, and create another life sucking game like their cash cow World of Warcraft. I don’t think they can have, or maintain, two great Mmo’s to be honest. I think the new Mmo will have a different feel to it than WoW does. For the sake of targetting a different audience than what WoW does. That way, they current WoW players may not have to pick and choose, but the new mmo may actually be a success for the audience that they’re targetting.
It’s good news for those of you wanting something new out of the Mmorpg genre, to say the least. I look forward to seeing what Blizzard will bring to the table again.