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Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Unparallel, Dec 1, 2010. | Replies: 70 | Views: 9402

  1. Unparallel

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    Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Not sure how many of us frequent MMO-Champions website, but as a WoW player i stop by once a day since Boub usually has some good insider info. Im glad i stopped tonight. Apparantly there is an image circulating on the web of what could possibly be Blizzards internal timeline for produce release dates. Who knows if its legit or not, but most of the release dates are on par for what is the so called "norm" for Blizzard.
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Ooooh Titan.

    What is WOW TOG and SC2 Phoenix?
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    I think WoW TCG is the card game. Yeah, what's SC2 Phoenix???


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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Bliz doesn't leak internal documents too often. Even if/when they did, wouldn't it be more power point bells and whistles than this ugly thing?

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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Obviously something minor like what whatever WoW Mobile is, having the same release date as SC X1 means it can't have the real dev team.
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Wow Mobil is actually the Mobil phone applications for armory and authenticator which are both already released. Who knows how real it all is though. And blizz will probably never confirm or deny.
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    That is outdated if it is real (dated the 2nd of April 2010), and secondary why on earth would they have "starcraft 2 Phoenix" slated for released alongside SC2:XP1 and Diablo 3? That overkilling the market (in fact having SC2:XP1 and Diablo with same the Q is pushing it). Also why is there no word on what SC2:phoenix is? (outside of it being a Protoss Fighter).
    Assuming it is true it looks like the new IP is Titan I guess (unless its there NGMMORPG, but then would they really release WoW:X5 along side it?)
    Looks fake to me as you would expect to see the NGMMORPG on it as well.
    BTW TC link to where you found it be nice.
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Well actually, the slide leaked from the financial conference (whatever it was called) that showed Diablo 3 in the 2011 and beyond column was actually less detailed than this.
    Although it was shown in business black with nice text to match.


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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    MMO-Champion very rarely posts baseless information so if Boubouille thinks it's real then it probably is.
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Supposedly Titan is the codename for the 'NGMMO'. (According to Boub from MMO-champ).

    As for Starcraft 2 Phoenix. It doesn't have to be a game. They mention WoW Mobile under WoW, though that is just some 'extra features' (checking things on your mobile phone).
    However as you said, even if this is actually real, it is likely outdated as well. At Blizzcon it certainly didn't sound like SC2 Expansion 1 would be out in Q4 2011.


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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    It looks outdated for sure, but could still be real. A lot can have changed since that, at least for the titles "close" to release. I imagine that they will launch SC:XP1 and D3 at least 3 months or so apart, perhaps one on each side of Blizzcon (summer+holiday)? Marketing wise it wouldn't make sense to promote both titles on top of each other.

    SC2 Phoenix could be a small DLC or similar. They could use it as a warm up for the actual expansion.

    Titan is rumoured to be an FPS MMO and might cater to a different audience than WoW. It is also worth considering that WoW would be 10 years old once Titan comes around and they may want to shift the subscribers to a new franchise and tech platform.


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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Ok I admit it might be something small like WoW mobile but there was stuff about that ages before hand (quick google finds an article from 2008 about it), the point about why no info about it at all? But then again I suppose that makes it more likely to be true (unless it a double bluff).

    BTW WoW:TCG cant be the card game as that already out released in 2006.
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    WoW: TCG was discontinued sometime at the start of this year if I recall, and they are relaunching it with a different partner. Check the MMO-Champion post from back then.

    As for the authenticity of the schedule, like Moonfrost said, Boubouille *very* rarely gets his inside information wrong. As a reference point he predicted the latest WoW expansion, Cataclysm, a while before it was announced.


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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Quoted for truth.

    Any company with half a brain wouldn't have release dates so close together like that. It would run the risk of sinking one with the other. True D3 and SC2 are entirely separate genres, but a lot of people who play one Blizzard game also play other Blizzard games.

    Also, Blizzard is a pretty organized company. Why would they let something like this slip out? That's just sloppy.

    I'm HIGHLY skeptical about the legitimacy of this, I don't care how good the dude over at MMO-Champ is.



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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    Personally, all these dates are really what we were pretty much expecting. Diablo 3 in late 2011, and expansion every 1.5 years. same with sc2 and 2 years for wow. The only new info really is what is sc2 pheonix and what is titan. Other than that it really isn't much different from what we have been predicting. I think it is totally possible that it is what the timeline looks like. But is it actually a timeline leaked from blizzard, who knows.
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    The next-gen MMO is the new IP.


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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    i agree with flux, this looks too ugly to be real
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    SC: Phoenix could be anything at this point, but I really, really doubt it's a full blown game, console or not. Maybe a big huge DLC map pack w/ DotA etc?

    As for authenticity, ugly has nothing to do w/ it. This is for the accountants and financial people. Accounting presentations are boring and ugly! The bean counters have no art talent! Boub has gambled more w/ higher stakes than this (his Lich King and Cataclysm predictions seemed preposterous at the time) and was proven right. This is a safer bet, especially considering it's already out of date already.
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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    The document looks like a print out from Microsoft Project, which is a Project Management (scheduling, staff resources, etc) software package.


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    Re: Blizzard Product Release Slate leaked

    That wasn't a "leak," though. It was a photo taken (by Kotaku, IIRC) of a slide Blizzard showed at a major presentation to investors and media. Nothing on it was previously unknown, and the only concrete dates were for near future projects that had been mostly stated prior to that.

    http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/diablo-3-due-in-next-few-years/



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