Archive

Further Rumors That Blizzard's Next MMOG is Starcraft Online

Posted Tue, Jan 29, 2008 by Aelryn

Also, my friend's brother's girlfriend's aunt's dog's veterinarian's uncle works with a guy who used to be friends with a guy who knows someone at Blizzard, and he said the same thing.

There's a new story on Trading Markets which points to a Chinese magazine that claims that an "industry insider" was quoted as saying that China's leading online game operator Netease.com will be responsible for Blizzard's next big MMO project: Starcraft Online. Take it with a grain of salt, though-- they won't confirm anything.

Caijing Magazine reported that the first foreign online game to be operated by Netease, which used to rely on independent R&D, will be Starcraft Online, developed by US-based Blizzard, quoting an industry insider as saying.

Netease CEO Ding Lei didn't confirm the market saying, adding that the company is observing many online games and has not signed any formal license contract.

Read the story yourself at Trading Markets, and then join the discussion in the forums.


News from around the 'Net