All Blizzard franchises will become MMOGs (Starcraft and Diablo too?)

14 June 2006
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Updated: Later this info was found to be made up, bummer!

World of WarcraftIn a presentation to Wall Street yesterday, Vivendi Universal said that all Blizzard franchises would become Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs)!

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  • The direct quote was “All Blizzard franchises will become MMOGs.” All. They claim they have a model now to develop an MMOG in 3 years for $50 million. WoW cost $50 million and took 4 1/2 years.

    They’ve split up the MMOG market into two parts: long session games (more than two hours per session) and short session games (less than two hour sessions.) They will also be rolling out a bunch of short session games under the Sierra Online brand. An example is FreeStyle, a pick-up basketball online game scheduled for 2007 release.

    No details on pricing model for the short session games, or any specific titles for that matter. Source F13

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