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What Activision Can And Can't Change About Blizzard on Kotaku is a Q&A with World of Warcraft game director Jeffrey Kaplan about how the formation of Activision Blizzard may influence the future of the company (thanks nin). A couple of interesting topics are covered, including the possibility that changes could be made to how World of Warcraft is monetized, something they are not eager to do, but that Kaplan admits is within Activision Blizzard's powers. A similar point is made about the possibility that microtransactions could be part of the Diablo III landscape, as D3 lead designer Jay Wilson says, "I think we always look to make the game we want to make, and then figure out the kind of financial model that works with that game." Perhaps most interesting, though, is Kaplan's comment about consoles in speaking of Activision's strengths: "They have a lot of expertise in the console area, where we're very-headed in addition to PC and online."
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