Update: Diablo 3 release date has been tentatively set to follow the launch of Starcraft 2 and Battle.net 2.0 some time in early 2009.
Thanks to Meza’s comment, we now have our hands on an interview with Paul Sams, Blizzard COO. There’s a host of interesting info about World of Warcraft’s expansion – the Burning Crusade. More importantly though, there’s something about upcoming games from Blizzard in 2007!
StarCraft is my absolutely favorite game of all time. As you probably already know, there is no doubt that we will continue the StarCraft and Diablo franchise, and trust me, I will be the happiest person in the world when we announce StarCraft 2.
According to IGN, while Sams wasn’t ready to spill the beans just yet, he did say Blizzard “will have a major product announcement in 2007,” and that Blizzard was currently working on at least three other unannounced titles at the moment.
That’s three titles in production. There’s NO WAY that they gonna miss on Diablo. If the other one is Starcraft 2, I wonder what the third title could be.
My bet is Diablo 3 will come out in 2007. Blizzard’s last game before WoW was Warcraft 3 which is still (IMHO) the be-all, end-all of good RTS, so there’s little point to rush Starcraft 2. All we have to do is wait for Diablo to steal E3 next year.