In case you were worried about a lack of new and accessible MMOs coming down the pike over the next couple of years, the king of casual is riding to the rescue. At least, that's what an analyst at Sterne Agee
hinted at on Gamasutra
is quoted on the game industry website as saying that Blizzard's
product pipeline includes "expansion packs for
StarCraft and World of Warcraft, a new
Diablo game, [and] a new casual MMO
." That casual MMO is of course Titan
, the secretive WoW
followup that has reportedly gobbled up Blizzard's
most experienced designers.
While no one outside of Blizzard has any inkling as to Titan's
setting, mechanics, or target audience, Bhatia's prediction makes a certain amount of sense given the realities of the MMO marketplace and the costs inherent in developing and marketing AAA titles. Head to Gamasutra
for the full report.