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Six Blizzard Releases Expected Over Three Years [Updated]

GameSpot has word from the Citi 2011 Technology Conference, where Activision Blizzard COO Thomas Tippl revealed they expect six "proven property" releases from Blizzard over the next three years. This would seem to include a World of Warcraft expansion or two, the two remaining StarCraft II releases, Diablo III and a DLC pack, though presumably not Titan, as their mysterious MMORPG is not yet a "proven property."

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25. Re: Six Blizzard Releases Expected Over Three Years Sep 9, 2011, 19:23 DarkCntry
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 9, 2011, 07:58:
DarkCntry wrote on Sep 9, 2011, 05:13:
InBlack wrote on Sep 9, 2011, 04:31:
DiabloIII and a DLC pack??? Wtf??? How do you make a DLC pack for what is in all intents and purposes a multiplayer game. They gonna split D3 players up into those who have DLC and those who dont????

Smells fishy to me.

The same way they did it for Diablo 2....

There is a significant difference between a DLC (something thats decidedly single-player oriented) and expansion pack that adds a significant ammount of content and usually arrives at least 6 months to a year after a game's release.

Not really, LOD had a lot more single-player oriented elements than it did for the Bnet side of things. It's also about the same size in terms of content length that most DLCs today get...the difference is that digital distribution was a pipe-dream during the time LOD was released and everyone had expectations for what an 'expansion pack' would entail.

As for the time-frame, considering again the changes in business plans over the years, even companies like Blizzard need to keep up with them and I'm almost expecting that they've followed suit and changed "expansion" to the DLC nomenclature like pretty much everyone else out there.
 
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