Perhaps there is life after World of Warcraft
after all, and it is likely just as addicting. Various job listings
for Blizzard list a "Next-Gen MMO" as the project for which they are hiring. Though many forum posters guessed this was just a way for the company to be coy about needing extra manpower for the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King
expansion, company man "Drysc" (38th post
) confirmed that it is not for the Lich King
but, as it says in the job listing, "it is an unannounced Next-Gen MMO ... And that doesn't mean an expansion for World of Warcraft either."
Is anyone really surprised that Blizzard would be staying in the MMO market, given their first entry into the genre makes more money than self-replicating Nintendo DS systems? Of course, given their lengthy development cycles (that have been promised to remain intact
following its merger with Activision
), it may be years, if not a decade, before we see anything from it.