I recently blogged about Blizzard’s release dates in 2007 – all that based on an interview with Blizzard’s COO, Paul Sams. There was another comment from him that I thought was really important (though not as important as Diablo 3 release date).
In terms of what these games could be, we asked if they would fall in line with the major success Blizzard has had with World of Warcraft. “I want to be clear that we’re not just content to be an MMO company,” Sams explained. “Some other companies get into the role of making just MMOs, but Blizzard lets the developers pick what they want to work on, and it’s not all MMOs.”
Now, there have been endless discussions whether Diablo 3 will be a MMORPG. It could be that Blizzard’s next game will not be a MMO – just to balance their game portfolio. So if Diablo 3 is the next game to be announced, there’s a chance it won’t be a MMO like WOW (a.k.a. World of Diablo).