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Mrgrgr
(02-09-2012, 10:14 PM)
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So, given that only two Blizzard titles are officially targeted for 2012, Heart of the Swarm is the most likely to get delayed into 2013.

Originally Posted by Activision

The company's first quarter 2012 outlook does not incorporate a new release from Blizzard Entertainment, but its calendar year 2012 outlook anticipates two releases from Blizzard Entertainment.

Source: http://investor.activision.com/relea...leaseID=647732

Last edited by Nirolak; 02-09-2012 at 10:16 PM.
aknbad30
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(02-09-2012, 10:15 PM)
Awesome! Can't wait for D3.
Teknoman
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(02-09-2012, 10:15 PM)
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Wow totally forgot about the call today!
strafer
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(02-09-2012, 10:15 PM)
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Thank you based Blizzard.
thetrin
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(02-09-2012, 10:15 PM)
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Q2 release for Diablo 3? Hell to the yes. Cannot fucking wait.
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maniac-kun
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(02-09-2012, 10:16 PM)
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Why would an addon like Heart of the Swarm take so long to develop? Something about the Blizzard design process is flawed.
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(02-09-2012, 10:16 PM)
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Awesome release date for Diablo 3, won't be any university bullshit to distract me (lol).

But I'm serious.
Hot Coldman
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(02-09-2012, 10:16 PM)
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Morhaime: "Hahahaaha fuck that"

(Yeah, it'll happen. Game needs to release already, for everyone's sake.)
CcrooK
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(02-09-2012, 10:16 PM)
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D3 probably going to drop in June. Blizzard will perfect the shiz out of the game as much as they can till the last minute.
MetatronM
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(02-09-2012, 10:17 PM)
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"Targeting" Q2 release leaves lots of wiggle room.
Nirolak
Mrgrgr
(02-09-2012, 10:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by maniac-kun

Why would an addon like Heart of the Swarm take so long to develop? Something about the Blizzard design process is flawed.

They've basically admitted they have development issues that they're trying to work on in these calls.
davepoobond
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(02-09-2012, 10:18 PM)
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hm, so Blizzard DOTA is going to be released separately from StarCraft II, then? or is it still going to be a mod?
Tanolen
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(02-09-2012, 10:18 PM)
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So maybe 3 years for an expansion? God damn it.
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(02-09-2012, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by davepoobond

hm, so Blizzard DOTA is going to be released separately from StarCraft II, then? or is it still going to be a mod?

It wasn't clear in the call, but I haven't been listening perfectly.

It's still going on though.
dummydecoy
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(02-09-2012, 10:19 PM)
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webcast stopped for me. anyone?
Wolfie5
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(02-09-2012, 10:19 PM)
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At long last.

EDIT: I mean..

Woohoo!!!
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Salz01
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(02-09-2012, 10:19 PM)
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I just want a release date for D3 for christs sake.... Release windows are dead to me.
zugzug
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(02-09-2012, 10:19 PM)
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I mean did they just reassign the SC2 team to help other projects why would the expansion take soooo long. Agree with other posts something just not right.

Same with Diablo 3 the redesign on game features announced. Really that long it took you to decide to make them. Really?
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(02-09-2012, 10:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by dummydecoy

webcast stopped for me. anyone?

It buffers at random sometimes.
pieatorium
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(02-09-2012, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by davepoobond

hm, so Blizzard DOTA is going to be released separately from StarCraft II, then? or is it still going to be a mod?

They mentioned free to play so I assume it will be a standalone release?
thetrin
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(02-09-2012, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElTopo

About time. It's been what ... 14 years since Diablo ?

Sorry, couldn't help it. Joking aside, can't wait for the game to get released.

Lol, whoops. Was posting in a hurry while working.
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(02-09-2012, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by pieatorium

They mentioned free to play so I assume it will be a standalone release?

Their most recent statement was that it would work in the StarCraft 2: Starter Edition, but that was a long time ago, so it could be its own thing now.
Danielsan
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(02-09-2012, 10:21 PM)
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Should have bought a new laptop by then so Q2 for Diablo 3 sounds great to me!
shinobi602
(02-09-2012, 10:21 PM)
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idlewild_
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(02-09-2012, 10:21 PM)

Originally Posted by Tanolen

So maybe 3 years for an expansion? God damn it.

I think it was always going to be difficult for them to release it 1.5 years later since that would've put it squarely in the neighborhood of D3 and the new WoW xpac.
lordfroakie
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(02-09-2012, 10:22 PM)
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What is Blizzard DOTA?
pieatorium
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(02-09-2012, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by vectorman06

What is Blizzard DOTA?

Dota clone made by Blizzard
thetrin
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(02-09-2012, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by vectorman06

What is Blizzard DOTA?

It's a DOTA game where each hero is a character from a Blizzard game.
Rookje
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(02-09-2012, 10:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

It's a DOTA game where each hero is a character from a Blizzard game.

Just like DOTA 2

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BrokenEchelon
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(02-09-2012, 10:24 PM)
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Heart of the Swarm in 2013? Seriously Blizzard? It's going to take them three years to release an expansion, and then what? Another three for Legacy of the Void? StarCraft II won't be "finished" until 2016? Six years after release?
zugzug
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(02-09-2012, 10:24 PM)
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Blizzard DOTA playable at blizzcon2010 and still not released.............
Dog Problems
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(02-09-2012, 10:25 PM)
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So with Diablo 3 releasing fairly soon, I wonder if this will push Runic Games to get Torchlight 2 out or will they just be content with releasing it after Diablo 3?
Vanillalite
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(02-09-2012, 10:27 PM)
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http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1218373p1.html

World of Warcraft Loses More Subscribers
According to Activision Blizzard's fourth quarter 2011 earnings report.
February 9, 2012


Activision Blizzard reports that on December 31, 2011, 10.2 million players were subscribed to World of Warcraft. This represents a drop in subscribers from the last report, where Activision Blizzard let investors and press know know World of Warcraft was down to 10.3 million.

PS: Put in the camp that Runic needs to get TL2 out ASAP. Time to kick things into high gear!!
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DR3AM
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(02-09-2012, 10:28 PM)
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Targeting Q2 = 2013
foladar
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(02-09-2012, 10:28 PM)
Here's hoping for a May release, rather than June. Can't wait, either way.
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Mrgrgr
(02-09-2012, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brettison

http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1218373p1.html

World of Warcraft Loses More Subscribers
According to Activision Blizzard's fourth quarter 2011 earnings report.
February 9, 2012


Activision Blizzard reports that on December 31, 2011, 10.2 million players were subscribed to World of Warcraft. This represents a drop in subscribers from the last report, where Activision Blizzard let investors and press know know World of Warcraft was down to 10.3 million.

Sub revenue is down 10% due to them removing the lost revenue from the Diablo 3 bundle.

Actually subscriber losses though are only down 100,000 this time.
jim-jam bongs
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(02-09-2012, 10:31 PM)
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Didn't they just take a huge chunk of the game back to the drawing board?
Cipherr
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(02-09-2012, 10:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Sub revenue is down 10% due to them removing the lost revenue from the Diablo 3 bundle.

Actually subscriber losses though are only down 100,000 this time.

This is shocking, I cannot believe its not plummeting faster. Its more than obvious that the game has peaked already. It feels quite, stale. Kudos to them for sustaining the way they have.
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Mrgrgr
(02-09-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cipherr

This is shocking, I cannot believe its not plummeting faster. Its more than obvious that the game has peaked already. It feels quite, stale. Kudos to them for sustaining the way they have.

They did just have a new content patch, Brazilian expansion ramping up, and the Diablo 3 deal, so that should help for a bit.
pieatorium
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(02-09-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by jim-jam bongs

Didn't they just take a huge chunk of the game back to the drawing board?

Just was probably a while ago, they only recently annouced the changes they made though.
Ricker
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(02-09-2012, 10:34 PM)
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It says TARGETED for Q2 for Diablo III..this does not confirm a release date in that period,especially with Blizzard...hopefully it happens though.
Nirolak
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(02-09-2012, 10:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ricker

It says TARGETED for Q2 for Diablo III..this does not confirm a release date in that period,especially with Blizzard...hopefully it happens though.

Don't worry, I'll be there to make fun of them if when it misses. :P
hyduK
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(02-09-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Personally would have expected MoP before D3 since WoW is pretty much drained of new content. Not that I'm complaining. Also, people complaining about HotS, Blizzard wasn't gonna release all three games this year. StarCraft is going incredibly strong still, and they don't have to worry about losing people interest before the xpac, so it only makes sense.
Bullza2o
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(02-09-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Hmm I might pick up D3 if it gets good reception/reviews.
strafer
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(02-09-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bullza2o

Hmm I might pick up D3 if it gets good reception/reviews.

I don't care if this game bombs all over the place it's going on my HDD.
hyduK
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(02-09-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cipherr

This is shocking, I cannot believe its not plummeting faster. Its more than obvious that the game has peaked already. It feels quite, stale. Kudos to them for sustaining the way they have.

There's really not much competition for it. It'll stay strong until Blizzard releases another MMO.
Svafnir
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(02-09-2012, 10:38 PM)
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I guess Q2 is soon enough :(
Weenerz
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(02-09-2012, 10:39 PM)
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Hopefully the 3/19 news is when the annual pass people can start beta testing MoP.
pieatorium
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(02-09-2012, 10:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by hyduK

Personally would have expected MoP before D3 since WoW is pretty much drained of new content. Not that I'm complaining. Also, people complaining about HotS, Blizzard wasn't gonna release all three games this year. StarCraft is going incredibly strong still, and they don't have to worry about losing people interest before the xpac, so it only makes sense.

WoW x pacs always hit in the latter part of the year though, nov-jan. There will be a filler raid released mid year to try and tide people over no doubt.
TheExodu5
(02-09-2012, 10:39 PM)
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Targeting Q2 for Diablo 3? 2013 release, confirmed.

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