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Rumor: StarCraft MMO “likely” thanks to World of StarCraft mod popularity

Monday, 6th June 2011 16:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

An industry insider who recently visited Blizzard headquarters says that the firm is “committed to enhancing shareholder value through residual monthly fees,” with StarCraft.

The insider said that the firm is looking to create a StarCraft MMO, and that the project is separate from the other Blizzard MMO in the works, Project Titan.

According to a report on GameFront, both the popularity of the StarCraft universe and the excited reaction of fans to the World of StarCraft mod, Blizzard has been “put into a position where a StarCraft MMO would be too financially lucrative to pass up.”

The firm is supposedly also taking into consideration World of Warcraft’s age, and is looking to reap the benefits of the continued SC popularity.

Blizzard has said its MMO project, Titan, would be its next “big thing” after Diablo III releases, but once again, the insider told GameFront that the SC MMO talk has nothing to do with it.

Recently, the firm posted a job listing for an “Unannounced Game Title” and was looking for “a creatively minded and talented individual to serve as tools engineer,” for this title.

No word on what that is exactly, but things sure seem to be getting rather interesting over at the Blizzard compound.

Hopefully, more will be announced at BlizzCon later this year. In the meantime, we’ll send a mail.

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8 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I would love to play Starcraft MMO to be honest.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Xuchilbara

    A Starcraft MMO would sell like hotcakes… The only bad thing is that it won’t come out for at least another 3-5 years :(

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DEADEYES

    Hell, it’s about time! =))

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    If they do plan on doing it will be like those F2P where they put in 50-100k in development and easily make a return. Their main thing is Titan.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Xuchilbara

    @4 – There is NO WAY, that this would be F2P…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Red

    @2
    I will come out way sooner than that. Remember, they are no longer simple Blizzard. Activision hasn’t been with them that long but in that short period, 2 WoW expansion packs have come out along with StarCraft 2 while Diablo 3 is coming out this year.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @5

    And there is no way in hell it would be a full MMO like WOW. Zynga has made billions from that business model and most devs and publishers are following that model. 50 – 100k for investment and make that up in a week, no business would say no to that.

    @6

    Starcraft and Diablo are not coming out this year. They are coming out next year if anything.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. thols

    I’ve read over at titan watch that Titan has been in developement for about 4 years and it still is not announced officially yet.

    If Blizzard is contemplating a SC MMO and just starting work on it now then it will most likely be a few years till they even announce it. We’re not going to hear anything about it at blizzcon this year.

    #8 3 years ago

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