Paul Sams: “Blizzard intends on delivering one frontline release per year”

Thursday, 12th February 2009 15:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


During last night’s Acti Blizz Q4 earnings call, Blizzard COO Paul Sams said that, “Blizzard intends on delivering one frontline release per year. I think you can see in our numbers that that is contemplated.”

Everyone knows that Blizzard is hard at work on Diablo III and StarCraft II along with the oft-teased “unannounced MMO”. Everyone also knows that time constraints are not an issue with the firm, as it’ll only release a game “when it is done”. So what’s coming out from Blizzard in 2009?

“As it relates to what title we’re releasing this year, we’re not prepared to say,” said Sams.

It’s StarCraft II, Paul.



  1. JonFE

    With the World of Warcraft expansions, the announced StarCraft II packages and Diablo III, I can see them delivering more than one release per year, otherwise we will be waiting hopelessly for new content for these three franchises…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    DIII’s 2010 I reckon. It’s got to be SCII this year. The MMO’s miles off.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. El_MUERkO

    if they’re planning to break SCII into 3 parts then do parts 2 and 3 count as a yearly release?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    I sincerely hope not.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. SticKboy

    I just fucking hope they don’t split Diablo 3 into multiple parts. Now that Activision’s holding the leash, I wouldn’t be surprised if they split it into eight parts, one for each achater class.

    Wouldn’t be surprised… just disappointed. :’(

    #5 6 years ago
  6. SticKboy


    #6 6 years ago
  7. BrokenSymmetry

    Of course they will count each expansion of WoW, Diablo and StarCraft as a “frontline release”, what do you expect?

    #7 6 years ago

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