Blizzard not ruling out console development in the future

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


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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