#1 Edited by SirPsychoSexy (1328 posts) -
#2 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -

mmofps, sounds like World Of Starcraft to me!

#3 Posted by Suicidal_SNiper (949 posts) -
@Marz said:
" mmofps, sounds like World Of Starcraft to me! "
They said it's not an existing IP so probably not.
#4 Posted by ch3burashka (5041 posts) -

Wasn't there a rumor that Blizzard was working with Microsoft on a Halo MMO? I imagine that's a possibility, but a slim one at that - I don't see Blizzard being too enthused working on someone else's property.

#5 Edited by BaneFireLord (2927 posts) -

...gotta say, that image looks super easy to fake with Photoshop, or any old image editor. But otherwise, sweet! If Diablo 3 comes out Q4 2011, it'll be the perfect game to get with my new PC.

#6 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

It's not really "confirmed" though is it? Even though Boub often is correct he didn't state anything about how he knows it's Blizzard new MMOFPS.   
 
Doubt a MMOFPS would rip me from WoW though. I'll just watch Blizzcon next year and see what it looks like. 
 
Wasn't Borderlands supposed to be a MMOFPS? I remember reading an article way back about a MMOFPS that was going to have millions of guns and then never heard of it again, but thought it sounded similiar to Borderlands. 
 
I wonder how a MMOFPS would work though, would it be PvE or PvP focused or would they try to keep it balanced? It is much harder to navigate and maneuver in first person mode, so how would they make PvE encounters different from tanking and spanking? Would they have different classes? Or would it basically be Call of Duty in a global scale with pure PvP? How would gear upgrades work? There must be some kind of progression which is usually delievered in games by getting phatter loot, but only upgrading your gun sounds kinda dull. Would there be stuff like chestpieces and leggings to upgrade too? It wouldn't give the same sense of satisfaction since in first person mode you're not gonna see the gear yourself. 
 
And finally, the world would likely be a smaller scale world than Azeroth because using flying mounts(In a MMOFPS likely airplanes because it's modern time) or mounts(cars, motorbikes) in general in first person mode is usually something for the enthusiast. 
 
Really, way too many questions. If this chart is legit, it's actually really sad that it leaked out so early because it won't hit as hard when they show it off and now there's just gonna be tons of assholes spamming the WoW forums even more. 
 
I trust Blizzard will make a quality game as usual, whether it's a MMOFPS or not though.

#7 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

Yes please.  Not Halo though please.

#8 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@BaneFireLord said:
" ...gotta say, that image looks super easy to fake with Photoshop, or any old image editor. But otherwise, sweet! If Diablo 3 comes out Q4 2011, it'll be the perfect game to get with my new PC. "
I've learned to never doubt MMO-Champion
#9 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -
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#10 Posted by Cubic (171 posts) -

An MMOFPS seems an odd move for Blizzard. WoW is as addictive as it is because of loot-lust, and a first-person perspective isn't conducive to that (which is why I never got into Borderlands). Personally I wish they'd do a third person shooter MMO, Tabula Rasa had some really great concepts and something like that with Blizzards level of polish could be really special.

#11 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
 Wasn't Borderlands supposed to be a MMOFPS? I remember reading an article way back about a MMOFPS that was going to have millions of guns and then never heard of it again, but thought it sounded similiar to Borderlands. 
Borderlands is an RPGFPS with a million bazillion guns, if you listen to CL4PTR4P. 
 
For a look at how an MMOFPS would work, try out Planetside.
#12 Posted by BeachThunder (11847 posts) -
@Suicidal_SNiper said:
" @Marz said:
" mmofps, sounds like World Of Starcraft to me! "
They said it's not an existing IP so probably not. "
Aw, so no Blackthorne MMO? :(
#13 Posted by Sin4profit (2924 posts) -

The kitten slaughter must be stopped...

#14 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I will bet a million dollars it will have nothing to do with Stacraft.

#15 Edited by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

I can forsee legions of Blizzard fans saying how Blizzard invented the MMOFPS genre, while ex-Planetside players quietly rage in the corner.

#16 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -
@Vorbis: Hey, I wasn't raging!  I was just sayin'....
#17 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -

I'm surprised  activision is letting them even take on such a big venture. I thought activision would force them to make nothing but world of warcraft until the franchise and the developer are mere shadows of what they used to be all for the profit of activision.

#18 Posted by Cincaid (2956 posts) -
@VisariLoyalist said:
" I'm surprised  activision is letting them even take on such a big venture. I thought activision would force them to make nothing but world of warcraft until the franchise and the developer are mere shadows of what they used to be all for the profit of activision. "
I guess you missed the release of Starcraft II earlier this year? And the newsfeed on Diablo III all year?
#19 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -
@CrazyChris said:
" @VisariLoyalist said:
" I'm surprised  activision is letting them even take on such a big venture. I thought activision would force them to make nothing but world of warcraft until the franchise and the developer are mere shadows of what they used to be all for the profit of activision. "
I guess you missed the release of Starcraft II earlier this year? And the newsfeed on Diablo III all year? "
an MMO is a much bigger risk imo
#20 Edited by Meteora (5787 posts) -

How are we supposed to believe a picture like that when it looks like its fairly easy to Photoshop? 
 
Granted, it sounds interesting, but I'll wait until Blizzard officially announces whatever they've done. The last company behind my mind that doesn't ever leak anything is Blizzard. I mean, they've managed to work on StarCraft 2 for four freaking years without anyone knowing until they announced it in 2007. Note that Titan might not be the official title, as StarCraft 2 was given a codename of "Medusa". Diablo III was referred as to "Hydra". Titan would probably simply be another codename on whatever the hell they're working on.

#21 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

it doesn't sound like anything. anyone could put that up in photoshop. if true than good for them. they are making another MMO that they could make even more money on.

#22 Posted by djaoni (339 posts) -

"People are pretty excited about a new picture going around the web, supposedly a leak of the schedule of Blizzard's release for the next year. I don't usually comment that kind of things but ... 
 
 The image appeared on MMOGamesite.com, apparently this is an english MMO site based in China and I already know a lot of people will hate me for reporting that news. The document itself is probably a slide from an internal presentation to executives and/or shareholders, and seems to be 8 months old according to the date at the top." 
 
Supposedly. Apparently. Probably. 
 
Yeah, no.

#23 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -
@melcene:  I mostly mean't me! Planetside was great in the old days, always sad to see people who don't know what it used to be like. I remember people claiming MAGs 250 was impossible when they had never witnessed a 3 way on Cyssor.
#24 Posted by Cincaid (2956 posts) -
@VisariLoyalist: 
I'm pretty sure Activision can't say diddly when it comes to what games Blizzard should make, but I think everyone can agree that neither Blizzard nor Activision wants to stop milking their cashcow called WoW.
 
Thing with WoW is that it's pretty much accessible to anyone who plays it. You can play both casually and hardcore, and still have a great time however you choose to play it. I managed to kick the habit months ago, but still find myself longing to start again. If and when Blizzard makes a new MMO I'm fairly sure they'll make something very different to WoW so that it doesn't draw too much attention away from WoW, but since so little is known about the project all we can do is gossip about it. The only solid information I've heard about it was that one guy (forgot the name) who used to work on WoW now works on that new project instead. Maybe more news will come during 2011, even if the game in question is most likely years away.
 
All I want is Diablo III right now. :)
#25 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
"  I wonder how a MMOFPS would work though, would it be PvE or PvP focused or would they try to keep it balanced?  "
That's what I'm wondering. Would be pretty sweet to have an fps boss encounter of sorts. But who knows!
#26 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I like how based on that graph, Diablo III will be released in 2012. I'm going to go on a hunch and say it's December of 2012. You know... that part of that year where the world just explodes?

#27 Posted by Wuddel (2092 posts) -

My guess is that it will be a "EVE online"-kind of game. With the Blizzard hype, and their skill in making things accessible it could be a huge hit. Same addictive scheme. New setting and feel.

#28 Posted by Gabriel (4061 posts) -

So Planetside 2.....

#29 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

I'll believe it when I see it. There is no point getting hyped over what is so easily faked.

#30 Posted by Pepsiman (2470 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
" @Suicidal_SNiper said:
" @Marz said:
" mmofps, sounds like World Of Starcraft to me! "
They said it's not an existing IP so probably not. "
Aw, so no Blackthorne MMO? :( "
Nor a Lost Vikings MMO. Blizzard is just so OUT OF TOUCH with its fanbase these days!
#31 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Isn't the bigger news here that Blizzard is actually creating a new fucking IP?

#32 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

If that's real, which I kind of doubt (but who knows...), then to me Diablo 3 coming out Q4 2011 is more awesome to me than the MMOFPS coming out Q4 2013 :P  I was kind of expecting a summer launch of Diablo 3 in 2012 (around the time SC2 launched this year.)

#33 Posted by Einherjan (588 posts) -

Old news.

#34 Posted by gakon (1952 posts) -

Boubouille (the site's maintainer) is normally very good with leaks so I'm kind of surprised he posted this, since it literally could have been created by anyone. 
 
I don't want Blizzard to make an MMOFPS though.  I want them to make a better MMORPG.  Over the past six years though they've made great strides in the development of World of Warcraft, but for all the improvements they've made in quest design and storytelling, it still feels like a game being held back by its six-year-old engine.  I think they could do something really good for MMOs with a game built with modern technology.

#35 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

I don't think a Blizzard product slate sheet would show the WOW movie, I'm calling bogus. 

#36 Posted by Ethan_Raiden (342 posts) -
@VisariLoyalist said:
" I'm surprised  activision is letting them even take on such a big venture. I thought activision would force them to make nothing but world of warcraft until the franchise and the developer are mere shadows of what they used to be all for the profit of activision. "
ActivisionBlizzard is a partnership, Activision are not the owners of Blizzard.
#37 Edited by Hats (360 posts) -

Blizzards new MMOFPS comming out at the end of time going head to head with HL2 E3 and GT6 Prologue

#38 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10914 posts) -

If Blizzard is making it, then you'll have plenty of time to read more leaked documents in the 10 years it'll take them to make it. 

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#39 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

This hasn't really been confirmed yet. I do hope it's something in that vein, though. I miss Planetside a whole lot and if anyone can do justice to a certain genre it's Blizzard. And it doesn't really make sense for them to come out with something similar to WoW and cannibalize that userbase.

#40 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
@VisariLoyalist said:

" I'm surprised  activision is letting them even take on such a big venture. I thought activision would force them to make nothing but world of warcraft until the franchise and the developer are mere shadows of what they used to be all for the profit of activision. "

There is a reason it's not actually called Activision any more.  
http://www.activisionblizzard.com/corp/index.html  
 
 
Also, I'm calling bullshit based on the FPS they just decided to add in there. No one knows what type of MMO it's going to be, and that could be an unrelated item. It also probably isn't an actual name, and it also doesn't help that a lot of the time lines are totally off. I'll believe it when they announce something in like 6 months.
#41 Edited by MaddProdigy (1041 posts) -
@VisariLoyalist said:

" I'm surprised  activision is letting them even take on such a big venture. I thought activision would force them to make nothing but world of warcraft until the franchise and the developer are mere shadows of what they used to be all for the profit of activision. "

Dude first of all the deal the two companies signed was by no means one sided. It may seem like Activision is this big all powerful entity, but when it comes to such an insane hit maker, arguably the most successful developer of all time in fact, Blizzard would never enter a deal where anyone told them what they had to make. From what I understand of the relationship Blizzard can do whatever the fuck they want, and Activision will publish their games, take a cut, and like it. On top of that, you think the dudes at Blizzard would burn out making WOW expansions? You think WOW will burn out any time soon? Blizzard has the money and human resources to produce 3 major titles, all at the same time while producing assets for marketing and demo of all three products.  Activision is starting to drive it's franchises into the ground one by one for profits, but Blizzard is different as far as I understand.
 
Oh and an MMO is definitely in no way a risk for Blizzard. They already produced the most successful MMO of all time, worst case people leave their current MMO for their new one. Not to ride their nuts too hard, but I'm just sayin.
 
And as for this thread, that picture is totally fake my god. I'm sure Blizzard has product release plans, but do companies really keep a sheet like that in a place where any average employee can get at it? Hell no. Plus that sheet is way too bland for a Blizzard product release schedule. Hundred million dollar franchises require glossy, colorful graphs with pictures. Executives love pictures.
#42 Posted by Tebbit (4461 posts) -

Oh snap, FPS!? 
 
Without trying to sound like a fan-boy... I will buy literally every game that Blizzard makes, regardless of quality.

#43 Posted by captain_clayman (3320 posts) -

MMOFPS sounds like a genre i can get into actually.

#44 Posted by awesomeusername (4174 posts) -
@SirPsychoSexy: If this is true, it'll probably have Captain Price in it. Or Reznov. Call of Duty: Titan coming soon!
#45 Posted by Zithe (1045 posts) -

PlanetSide was awesome for its time and it was developed by SO-fucking-E. If they managed that much, I can't wait to see what Blizzard can do in that arena.