We have literally been given no information on Blizzard’s next MMO project. To this point, it’s been referred to, even by Blizzard, as the “Unannounced MMO.” However, today we got a tiny hint on what the game might be, nothing groundbreaking, but still information nonetheless. A job posting for the developer indicates that the game will be either sci-fi or fantasy related. The posting, which is for a 3D character equipment artist, reads:
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D character equipment artist for a team focused on next-generation massively multiplayer online games. The ideal candidate has extensive experience modeling and texturing a diverse visual range of character armor and weapons. A solid grasp of armor and weapon design, structure, color, and light for the creation of both 2D and 3D art assets is essential. The 3D character/character equipment artist must have a skill in another art task as well (illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, or concept drawing), and be well-versed in related tools — Maya, Photoshop, etc.
Blizzard has explicitly stated that the next MMO won’t replace World of Warcraft, and a Blizzard manager mentioned that the game would be an entirely new franchise. This pretty much proves that it’s a new IP, also meaning we won’t be seeing a StarCraft or Diablo MMO. Shame, I was pulling for a Lost Vikings MMORPG.