Diablo 3

Diablo 3 frisst WoW Spieler

Frank Pearce, Executive Vice President von Blizzard, gab zu, dass Teile der "World of Warcraft" Community, noch vor der Veröffentlichung des nächstem MMOs "Titan", an "Diablo 3" verloren gehen werden.

Er sagte auch, dass wenn sie schon WoW-Spieler verlieren, dann am besten an einen Titel aus dem eigenen Haus.

“It’s hard to say. I think even a shorter-term concern is whether or not we might see cannibalization of WoW players from Diablo III when we launch it, because it’s a similar type of experience. Not exactly similar, but it’s that RPG feel.”

“For us, I think it’s really important that we recognize that somewhere, sometime it’s likely that someone is going to cannibalize World of Warcraft players."

“So it’s better we cannibalize them ourselves than let someone else do that, because if we cannibalize them ourselves, they’re still a Blizzard customer.”

“Whether someone’s leaving for another team or moving onto other opportunities outside of Blizzard, it’s important for us to have a solid succession plan in place.”

“World of Warcraft has been in development in some shape or form dating back to 1999, 2000, somewhere around there."

“That’s more than 10 years, and as cool as it is to be working on World of Warcraft, and as great as I think that would be for anyone to have an opportunity to contribute to something as successful as that, to do it for 10 years is potentially asking too much of someone.”

Sowohl "Titan" als auch "Diablo 3" haben leider bis heute kein Erscheinungsdatum.