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Thursday, July 18, 2002

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MWNY: Blizzard's Bill Roper Talks to IMG
9:57 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Today IMG posted the results of quick new chat with Blizzard's Bill Roper. Their newest title, WarCraft III, was the only game to be mentioned in the keynote by Steve Jobs, and the excitement over it has yet to settle. In the Q&A, Roper discusses their future titles, the state of gaming on a Mac, and his thoughts on 10.2 Jaguar.

Here's a clip from the interview:

When asked about whether Worlds of WarCraft would be available next year, Roper was more hesistant to give a firm date, saying "that's an unannounced launch date title, but we'll probably be able to launch it in 2003. We expect it to be out next year, but we don't know how long our beta process is going to be. Because we don't know; we don't know if it's going to take a month or a year for the beta.

"We are shooting for something that's mass market, and we are not going to be happy with something with 200,000 subscribers, we want 2 million subscribers. And to capture that market, the game has got to be rock-solid. I think that -- even though they gripe about it -- core gamers go into one of these games knowing that it's organic and that there are going to be problems down the road. And even if they're not completely happy with it, they're willing to go along for the ride for a few months.

Check out the rest of the chat for the rest from Roper.

IMG Chat's with Blizzard's Bill Roper
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