Blizzard to ‘Consider Warcraft’ RTS Title After Finishing StarCraft 2
In an interview with IGN, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void producer Tim Morten commented on what many fans have been asking about for the past 12 years: a new RTS entry of the Warcraft series. A couple of days ago, we reported that Blizzard is in the early processes of developing a major Diablo project (most likely Diablo IV or a new expansion to Diablo III). While subscription numbers have been on the decline, World of Warcraft is likely to be on the rise again after the recent announcement of its next expansion, Legion. With Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm taking off, fans are left wondering if Blizzard is ever going to proceed with Warcraft IV (despite World of Warcraft continuing most of the storylines of Warcraft III).
"This isn’t the end of StarCraft, but it’s the end of this story for these characters. We don’t have any specific plans, but I’ll say that the universe has so much potential for more stories, clearly other stories could be told," Morten said. "It’s very rewarding for us to hear that there’s demand out there for more RTS content in the Warcraft universe so once we’re done with Void I think we’ll get together as a team and talk about what would inspire us to work on next. There’s no question, though, that we’ll consider Warcraft, StarCraft, or even new ideas. Anything is possible."
Blizzard knows its RTS titles do well, so we wouldn't be surprised if StarCraft III or a new Warcraft is in the works. Despite what some may think, Blizzard is very in-touch with its fan base and is well aware of those asking for Warcraft IV.
While no launch date has been set, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is expected to launch in late 2015 or early 2016.
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