"To break the mold, sometimes you have to start over
," says Blizzard
CEO Mike Morhaime
. Apparently the monolithic development firm's next MMO won't be a World of Warcraft
sequel, and In fact, the company expects the two titles to co-exist for a number of years.
"We're really trying to leverage all the lessons we learned through the years. Some of which we were able to address in World of Warcraft and others that maybe because of the design decisions we've made, you just can't address. So we're kind of taking a step back with all that knowledge to make something that's completely new and fresh
," Morhaime said yesterday while speaking at the DICE Summit
in Las Vegas.
Specific details were nowhere to be found of course, but Morhaime did hint at the social aspects that Blizzard
sees as defining characteristics for the future of gaming.