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Blizzard interested in iOS

06-23-2011, 11:34 AM
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Blizzard interested in iOS

Blizzard's Greg Street talks about maybe considering iOS devices and making games for them. He also talks about the appeal of iOS in Blizzard and the potential of mobile MMO gaming.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...in-ios-devices

Do you guys think that Blizzard will eventually make an iOS game?

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06-23-2011, 11:55 AM
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They probably will, but it will take five years like they do with every other game they make. But then when it happens it will be awesome.

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06-23-2011, 01:11 PM
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They probably will, but it will take five years like they do with every other game they make. But then when it happens it will be awesome.
Let's hope iOS gaming is still a huge community when it would be finally released. It very well could be an even bigger business than it is now.
06-24-2011, 12:31 PM
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I'm surprised they haven't started already.. Mobile has been a growing market for a long time now

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06-24-2011, 01:25 PM
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Imagine their next mmo is for iOS. That will be mind blowing.
06-24-2011, 01:36 PM
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Imagine their next mmo is for iOS. That will be mind blowing.
...ly time wasting.

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06-24-2011, 01:39 PM
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...ly time wasting.
Lol.

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06-24-2011, 01:43 PM
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Blizzard is notoriously slow. However, the Freemium/IAP/Subscription-based MMO format seems to work surprisingly well within the iOS marketplace. Blizzard has a much better chance of longterm appstore success then Activision or Take-two.
06-24-2011, 02:01 PM
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Blizzard has very strong MacOS dev skills. Possibly the best in the game biz.

I can easily imagine a WoW client for iPad.

Bobby (Activision's Kotick) has tended to let them go their own way, but given the success of the iOS CoD products, he may even encourage this.

In fact I (wrongly) predicted that WoW would be one of the featured titles at the iPad launch, but maybe with iPad 3's increased power and resolution ????

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06-24-2011, 04:54 PM
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