Blizzard Plans "Key Announcement" Sept. 2nd
1:47 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
Fastest Games News Online is reporting that Blizzard Entertainment has scheduled two press conferences for the upcoming ECTS, a European conference on interactive entertainment held in London September 2-4. According to the extremely short report, Blizzard plans to make a "key announcement" at ECTS in two back-to-back press conferences.
As to what this announcement might be, there is no hint so far -- Blizzard keeps secrets with the best of them. However with the Diablo II: LoD expansion out the door, a large part of the Blizzard workforce is now free to work on other projects. What those projects might be, however, is certainly not clear -- many are hoping for a Starcraft sequel, though the Blizzard FAQ itself seems to rule that out.
Speculation over what the next big Blizzard project might be spawned an interesting discussion in our revamped forums; many noted that the rumor mill suggested that Blizzard would introduce a "brand new game" that is not a part of the Starcraft, Warcraft or Diablo franchises. There were many strong arguments made in favor of a Starcraft sequel, however, as the lasting popularity of that game is something Blizzard cannot afford to ignore.
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In any case, IMG will have a correspondent at ECTS ready to report the news as it breaks. Feel free to rejoin the forum thread and add your own speculation to the mix.
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