The Empire Strikes Back
Blizzard developers on the World of Warcraft forums are saying that there are no "announced" plans to do additional Blizzard MMORPGs based on the Diablo and Starcraft franchises, and rumors are blatantly untrue.
"I believe this [rumour] was a misquote," said Drysc. "We haven't announced any specific development plans beyond the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft,
and we don't have any intentions to focus on only one genre or platform with our future games."
"Nothing in that rumour is true in regards to Blizzard," added EnoYls. "If I had to guess, there was some confusion between what Vivendi has planned for its its game division versus what Blizzard has planned. While Blizzard is owned by Vivendi, their game division operates separately from Blizzard."
So Vivendi owns Blizzard, Blizzard is the number one cash cow, yet Vivendi takes nothing more than a philosophical interest in Blizzard's plans. Yea, ok.
In any case, Boomtown has the scoop of Blizzard's case of denial.