Blizzard: We don’t “have enough bandwidth” for Warcraft IV

Tuesday, 7th December 2010 10:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Warcraft IV? Yeah, not going to happen for a while.

Blizzard’s told Strategy Informer it doesn’t “have enough bandwidth” to be able to do a Warcraft IV.

Well, the World of Warcraft team is busy on World of Warcraft, and we have an RTS team but they are busy with Starcraft II, we don’t right now have enough bandwidth to tackle something like that,” said systems designer for WoW: Cataclysm, Greg Street.

Not much has been spilled on a Warcraft IV.

Blizzard chief Frank Pearce told VG247 at the old Games Convention in Leipzig two years ago that it would be “definitely something we would consider” if any of the company’s development teams are free, which isn’t happening anytime soon, going by Street’s comments.

So there. Just stick with WoW and Cataclysm, which launches today.



  1. Michael O’Connor

    I can’t honestly see this happening unless WoW gets a “World of Warcraft 2″ or something.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. mescalineeyes

    Better stick to StarCraft 2. It’s the far superior game.

    Swarm for life.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    SC2′s awesome, yep.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    Well, there was no Warcraft other than WOW on that leaked Product Slate, But it does show that the Starcraft team will be done with the current Starcraft project by early 2013.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    Don’t let em fool you they have already started work on their next MMORPG. And it is Not WoW2.

    Personialy I would love to see a Warcraft IV.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Anders

    It’s been known for a long time that they are working on a new MMORPG. Probably is a “in case of fire” thing; if World of Warcraft profits start to drop, ramp up the work on the new thing.

    …Or release a new expansion.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    In 2012 we will see it.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DSB

    @1 Precisely. Why would you go to the trouble of constructing new lore to blend in with your nest egg, when that nest egg has 12 million subscriptions.

    @6 Hadn’t thought of that. That sounds very likely. Frankly I’d like to see a new IP from Blizzard more than anything else. The oldies are all goodies, but they’re nevertheless still oldies.

    Speaking of which, they should really get around to doing a rerelease of all Sillicon and Synapse games on Steam and Virtual Console, especially Rock N Roll Racing and Lost Vikings.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    A tweaked, HD, but still 2.5D Rock n Roll Racer for xbla/psn/steam with online mp and couch co-op would be an insta buy.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @8 ROCK N ROLL RACING. YES :D my favourite.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. leseo

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    #11 4 years ago

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