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Blizzard: New MMOG "Significantly Different" from WoW

Blizzard COO Says New MMO ‘Significantly Different’ From Warcraft on Wired.com hears once again from Paul Sams COO of Blizzard, who answered questions about various topics at BlizzCon. The conversation covers several projects, but highlights Sams' comments about Blizzard's mysterious other MMORPG, saying it will be different enough from World of Warcraft that it probably won't cannibalize a lot of the WoW user-base: "I think the (new MMO) is going to be significantly differentiated enough," he says. "Such that, you’re not going to feel like they’re one and the same resulting in that you have to pick or choose." Of course if it comes to that, they will live with it, as he also says: "If the bad thing that happens to us is that they leave WoW and go to this other thing of Blizzard’s, then we’ll work through that pain."

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5. Re: Blizzard: New MMOG "Significantly Different" from WoW Sep 1, 2009, 21:55 The PC Warrior
 
I'm not so sure about that. I've paid for two subscriptions at once before though I'll admit it wasn't for more than a couple months

People don't have time to play two MMOs. The people that do have time are jobless and probably can't afford it or flunking out of college and eventually will realize their predicament. Any MMO Blizzard launches will significantly cannibalize the WoW consumer base. I doubt it would kill it but they experience a massive drop in subscriptions without a doubt. It doesn't really matter at that point though. They can scale down on capacity and shift employees to the new game. The infrastructure will largely be in place already and they are just basically switching one revenue stream for another. It's a win win for them even if they really hurt WoW in the process. WoW's pretty polished but incredibly derivative anyways, full steam ahead on the new IP please.
 
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