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Blizzard not ruling out console development in the future

Wednesday, 28th July 2010 20:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Blizzard has said it would consider developing a console game in the future, and it has been keeping itself “up-to-speed” on the current platforms.

Speaking with MCV, the firm’s VP and MD of internal operations Michael Ryder said with a past steeped in creating console games, something similar in the future would not be out of the question.

“Our heritage actually goes back to console,” said Ryder. “In the early years, Blizzard made console games. It’s not the heritage, it’s the design decisions and what we think is best for our players.

“In the more recent years it has been PC and online orientated. But we play all kinds of games at Blizzard. We try to learn wherever we can. We play console games and we are up-to-speed on the console platforms. And if we see an opportunity where the game design would work well on the console, then maybe we will go that way.

“We just haven’t announced anything yet.”

Blizzard’s StarCraft II launched yesterday, and WoW’s latest expansion Cataclysm is expected later this year, with Diablo III still a ways off.

The developers are also working on an unannounced MMO, which we’re betting won’t be revealed at BlizzCon this year.

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  1. fdelfino

    How about stop frowning and announce Diablo III already?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    They already did announce Diablo III.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    didnt they make a star craft on xbox which was a third person action game

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    That (Starcraft Ghost) never came out in the end. Warcraft 2 and Diablo have been on console though.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. keko

    @3

    Starcraft Ghost was never released.:(

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @4

    You are also forgetting Starcraft on the N64.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Didnt know it was on N64. But yeah, quite a few Blizzard games are on consoles counting their older ones.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    I’d very much like console Diablo III, please.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Freek

    They did say the Ghost was putt on hold rather then completly canceld and that they may revisit the idea in future.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. frostquake

    I played the StarCraft Ghost Demo on Xbox 1, it was very good, and was saddened when they killed it. I really wish they would do a console game, because they are always about High quality game play!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @9

    So 20 years later maybe since the Starcraft team is busy making the next part in the franchise.

    #12 4 years ago