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Report: Blizzard's Next MMO an MMOFPS?

Posted Jan 08, 2010 by Michael Bitton

Report: Blizzard's Next MMO an MMOFPS?

Blue's News is reporting on a rumor story originating from French gaming site NoFrag that Blizzard's next MMO may actually be an MMOFPS. The report, which has been put through The Google, states that the game would contain a social / lifestyle element a'la The Sims, alongside an FPS component where players would vie for objectives. Seems like an odd pairing.

"Honey, hurry up pulling that carpet up! We've got an assassination appointment at 3PM!"

Mr. & Mrs. Smith Online anyone?

With no sources to confirm the rumor, this story is simply that, a rumor. However, Blizzard has stated that whatever their new MMOG was, it would be "significantly differentiated enough" from World of Warcraft. I suppose this counts!

Assuming that something got lost-in-translation and Blizzard really was developing an MMOFPS, would you be interested? Let us know in the comments below!

UPDATE: User Artaryl offers his own translation:

Blizzard is working on a MMOFPS
Information obtained (which are from someone inside, near that project) sustain that the next MMO from Blizzard would be in part a FPS. It would be in a futuristic universe. That will be a clear change from MMORPG like World of Warcraft.

In this new MMO, each players would have 2 "life": It's first would be a sort on Sims Online, big hub with social interactions and the possibility to connect yourself to a second life. That second life would be the combat part in subjective view (third person perhaps).

We do not have more details for now. We must precise however that this project got nothing to do with the rumors on a Call of Duty MMO.

Thanks Artaryl!

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB

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