Blizzard to release two games next year

Blizzard to release two games next year

Activision has revealed that it expects two new games from Blizzard in 2012.

Activision has revealed that, while it is busy ending internal projects left, right and centre, it is planning for Blizzard to release two new games in 2012.

On the down side, however, Activision says it expects two games in 2012 mainly because Blizzard hasn't set any release dates for 2011.

'Because Blizzard Entertainment has not yet confirmed the launch date for its next global release, our outlook at this time does not include a new game from Blizzard in 2011,' said Activision COO Thomas Tippl, according to Joystiq.

'Should we not see a major title from Blizzard this year, we would expect for planning purposes to launch a minimum of two Blizzard titles in 2012.'

Activision's projections don't reveal what the two games are, but it's expected to refer to Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm - neither of which have a release date yet.

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msm722 10th February 2011, 11:26 Quote
2012 sounds about right for D3 and the SC2 Expansion.
niro 10th February 2011, 11:31 Quote
No release date for a game in 2011, so Activision want 2 titles released in 2012. Good ol Activision.
[PUNK] crompers 10th February 2011, 11:52 Quote
about right? D3 was promised this year blizzard you barstewards!
Kasius 10th February 2011, 12:25 Quote
D3 plans to ruin my life ): and i'm gonna let it! :D
kosch 10th February 2011, 12:29 Quote
Was kinda hoping D3 would be out this year :(
paisa666 10th February 2011, 13:24 Quote
Come on Blizzard, give us some Warcraft RTS goodness :)
msm722 10th February 2011, 13:42 Quote
Originally Posted by [PUNK] crompers
about right? D3 was promised this year blizzard you barstewards!

This is blizzard though so you have to add a year or so to everything.
Mentai 10th February 2011, 13:50 Quote
Originally Posted by [PUNK
crompers]about right? D3 was promised this year blizzard you barstewards!

Really? Source?

I was hoping to play D3 this Christmas but didn't truly expect it until next year. I am surprised that the S2 expansions are taking so long though, my impression was that they were pretty much just single player content that were going to be spaced 6 months apart.
sotu1 10th February 2011, 16:00 Quote
Yeh....I was gonna take a week off work stock up on beer and crisps and play D3....
Speed 10th February 2011, 16:07 Quote
Can't wait for Diablo 3! :D

The aforementioned plans seem mighty appealing!! ;)
pistol_pete 10th February 2011, 17:26 Quote
Must... Have... Zerg... Stuff...
djab 10th February 2011, 17:30 Quote
Originally Posted by paisa666
Come on Blizzard, give us some Warcraft RTS goodness :)

I want that too.
I also no longer want to have to pay a subscription to WoW to enjoy the Warcraft universe.
Yemerich 10th February 2011, 20:30 Quote
Next year???
DANG X 10!

I was expecting D3 for this year and SCII expansion for the next.

Looks like Diablo 3 release date will become the next "when it is done" cliché
Helz 10th February 2011, 20:54 Quote
This article made me smile. Activision seems to have such little control over Blizzard, "Damnit, they didn't tell us any games were coming out this year, so we totally expect that they might release 2 next year."

You can see who wears the pants in that relationship.
Star*Dagger 11th February 2011, 18:52 Quote
Diablo = the only decent thing to come out of Xianity, demonic mythology.

Yours in Baal busting Plasma,
MSHunter 12th February 2011, 23:46 Quote
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