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Blizzard teases console projects

Ben Parfitt
Blizzard teases console projects

Blizzard has told MCV that the development of a new game for consoles remains a possibility.

The company’s recent successes have been very much PC focused, with titles such as World of Warcraft and Starcraft II thrusting the studio into the limelight.

It has in the past developed titles for consoles, however, including the likes of Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing, The Death and Return of Superman and Justice League Task Force. And it won’t rule out further console titles in the future.

“Our heritage actually goes back to console,” Blizzard Entertainment’s VP and executive MD of internal operations Michael Ryder told MCV.

“In the early years Blizzard made console games. It’s not the heritage, it’s the design decisions and what we think is best for our players.

“In the more recent years it has been PC and online orientated. But we play all kinds of games at Blizzard. We try to learn wherever we can. We play console games and we are up-to-speed on the console platforms. And if we see an opportunity where the game design would work well on the console, then maybe we will go that way. We just haven’t announced anything yet.”

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