Blizzard developing next-gen MMO

A new massively multiplayer online game from the folks responsible for the best selling World of Warcraft would appear to be in the works.

According to Blizzard Entertainment’s recently updated jobs listing page, the three job openings for this as yet undisclosed next-gen MMO title include a lead engine programmer, a lead tools programmer, and a lead technical artist.

The World of Warcraft game has long been rumored to come to consoles, and perhaps this next-gen MMO is simply a port of the title for consoles (Xbox 360, PS3). That said, according to the job posting for lead engine programmer, Blizzard will design a new engine for the unannounced MMO. If this project actually is WoW, it could be said that the team would simply adapt/tweak the current PC game’s engine to work on consoles.

Perhaps Blizzard will finally give the StarCraft universe some more attention. There’s been reports that Blizzard is getting set to make a major announcement on May 19 in Korea. Given the location and the scope of the event, rumors are leaning heavily toward something to do with StarCraft. World of StarCraft may be a possibility, but the rumormill is putting bets on a StarCraft 2.

Of course, there’s always a chance they’ll revisit some other properties such as Diablo or Lost Vikings, or maybe even introduce a brand-new IP.

Speculate away…

Source: GaneDaily.BIZ

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