With World of Warcraft well covered and with our time with Sams coming to an end, we asked him what we can expect out of Blizzard in the future, and were specifically inquisitive about the possibility of StarCraft 2.
"StarCraft is my absolutely favorite game of all time," Sams told us. "As you probably already know, there is no doubt that we will continue the StarCraft and Diablo franchise, and trust me, I will be the happiest person in the world when we announce StarCraft 2."
While Sams wasn't ready to spill the beans just yet, he did say Blizzard "will have a major product announcement in 2007," and that Blizzard was currently working on at least three other unannounced titles at the moment.
In terms of what these games could be, we asked if they would fall in line with the major success Blizzard has had with World of Warcraft. "I want to be clear that we're not just content to be an MMO company," Sams explained. "Some other companies get into the role of making just MMOs, but Blizzard lets the developers pick what they want to work on, and it's not all MMOs."
Now people can finally silence others claiming Blizzard will be making a Diablo and StarCraft MMO. I want to know why someone would make such accusations when a StarCraft MMO franchise would immediatly demolish WoW or Diablo MMO. So, besides a movie, the WoW expansion, and putting aside SC:G, there is one major (probably current-franchise) project either Diablo or StarCraft, and three additional projects. Estimated cancellations: 2. Hah. With the 10 year anniversary coming up soon in 2008, is it really any surprise that this may be StarCraft 2 announced in 2007 with a projected release date of 2008?