Blizzard President Mike Morhaime has confirmed rumors that the studio is working on a new MMO. He didn’t reveal many other specific details, other than it would be different than World of Warcraft.
“We’re thinking of it as sort of a next-generation MMO. It’s not a sequel to World of Warcraft – we want to do something a bit different,” said Morhaime. “We’re not trying to replace World of Warcraft. We think that World of Warcraft can continue co-existing with our new MMO and some people might prefer the new one, some people might still prefer to play World of Warcraft.”
“But I think after building World of Warcraft the first time, we’re so much smarter now,” he added. “We have a lot of expertise that we didn’t have before. And I think we also want to sort of… every massively multiplayer game doesn’t have to be similar to the ones that exist today. We think you can go in different directions and still have a great massively multiplayer experience and we want to sort of experiment with what that might look like.”