‘Warcraft III’ Latest News & Update: Sequel Unlikely To Happen? ‘Blizzard’ CEO Sees Huge Untapped Potential In Smartphone Game Market
It's been more than a decade since "Warcraft III" was released in the market in 2002. "Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime" told in a new interview that they would like to make a sequel to "Warcraft III", but it may not happen that soon.
The "Blizzard" CEO also told the "Game Informer's" December magazine issue that they RTS games but are currently focusing on developing "StarCraft II"-and continue supporting and evolving the "Heroes of the Store". Morhaim also mentioned that they love the fact that there is so much passion and interest around the release of "Warcraft III's" sequel. But the development of "Warcraft III" sequel is not their current focus.
Also, in the "Game Informer's" interview with the "Blizzard" CEO, Morhaime was asked what other platform or game genre he would like to make gameplays for in the future. The "Blizzard" CEO teased the company that he can see a "huge opportunity" on the smartphone game market, where it already has a game released called "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft".
I think we are always looking at everything. We play a ton of games here, and we're always brainstorming new ideas, Morhaime added. The "Blizzard" CEO believes that people still haven't figure out what a great mobile app should be and that there is a huge untapped opportunity there. There are people walking around having these powerful gaming devices just inside their pockets and he feels that there a still unexplored ground waiting to be discovered. Perhaps another game from the game series "Warcraft" can be added to the franchise.
Another topic that came up in the "Game Informer's" interview was "Blizzard's" decision to move away from the "Battle.net" name. The "Blizzard" CEO said that there several people within the organization were on a debate about it. But they finally made a decision because the "Battle.net" name originally from "Warcraft" goes against other main brands in "Blizzard".