Blizzard Has Multiple Teams for New Projects

Blizzard Has Multiple Teams for New Projects

Following the success of Overwatch, it appears that developer Blizzard isn’t resting on its laurels. In a recent conference call with investors, Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime shared that the company has multiple “incubation teams,” all working on new projects.

"In addition to supporting all of our live games, we’re committed to incubating new initiatives. And we’re also thinking about different platforms, especially mobile. In terms of new IP, our pipeline is in a better position than ever before in our history," Morhaime shared. "So we now have multiple dedicated incubation teams that are being led by some of our most experienced game designers at Blizzard."

As Gamasutra speculates, this news could be tied to the return of Blizzard’s co-founder Allen Adham late last year. The developer told investors not to expect quick results, as these projects predate his return.

"I should say that creating new Blizzard-quality games on any platform will take time, and as we’ve shown in the past, we’re not going to release any games that we feel don’t live up to our expectations or those of our players,” Morhaime continued. “When we do bring new experiences to current or new platforms for new and existing IPs, they're gonna be ideas that our teams are passionate about, and that we think there’s a large audience for.”

Blizzard’s latest IP was Overwatch. The game launched to critical acclaim in 2016.



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Monday 7 Aug 2017 3:15 PM
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Blizzard R&D hard at work trying to figure out if they can put lootboxes inside lootboxes.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Monday 7 Aug 2017 10:25 PM
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7 August 2017, 03:15 PM Reply to Syn-Ryn
Blizzard R&D hard at work trying to figure out if they can put lootboxes inside lootboxes.
And yet we will still buy them for that rare skin! It's just so addictive!
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 8:23 AM
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Release Warcraft 4,.
 
 
 
Posted by newtzdogg
On Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 2:01 PM
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Over Overwatch. Loot system is incredibly weak. No real story mode either. Just another 1D shooter.

Looking for to something fresh, less team reliant, cause let's face it pugs suck. And not all of us have 40hrs+ to dedicate to a guild each week.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 3:22 PM
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8 August 2017, 02:01 PM Reply to newtzdogg
Over Overwatch. Loot system is incredibly weak. No real story mode either. Just another 1D shooter.

Looking for to something fresh, less team reliant, cause let's face it pugs suck. And not all of us have 40hrs+ to dedicate to a guild each week.
But what if they released an Overwatch Story mode game? :D