MOBAs like Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends and Dota 2; World of Warcraft and, as a result, virtually every MMORPG ever, and even the FPS Overwatch, built on the assets of a follow up to the success of World of Warcraft, all of these games are a legacy of Warcraft – easily Blizzard’s most successful franchise.
If you add up all of the dough earned from the likes of Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, you’d see that what initially started out as battle between orcs and humans has evolved into something so much more.
But what about good ol’ Warcraft? Will we ever see a follow up to our beloved Warcraft 3? We just might, if Blizzard has anything to say about it.
Speaking to IGN at Gamescom 2015, Tim Morten, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void’s lead producer, casually hinted at the possibility of a new Warcraft – we’re talking Warcraft 4 ladies and gents.
Morten was talking about the potential for a StarCraft III but pointed out that there are a lot more avenues for Blizzard to explore.
“This isn’t the end of StarCraft, but it’s the end of this story for these characters,” he said. “We don’t have any specific plans, but I’ll say that the universe has so much potential for more stories, clearly other stories could be told.” And then, rather unexpectedly, Morten went on to say:
It’s very rewarding for us to hear that there’s demand out there for more RTS content in the Warcraft universe so once we’re done with Void I think we’ll get together as a team and talk about what would inspire us to work on next. There’s no question, though, that we’ll consider Warcraft, StarCraft, or even new ideas. Anything is possible.”
It’s far from an official confirmation of any kind, it’s hardly more than one man’s opinion. But Blizzard consists of some smart individuals, individuals who are all too aware of the community’s desire for a new RTS Warcraft.