The union between two colossal of the videogames industry shouldn't disrupt the Blizz fans says co-founder Mike Morhaime, during the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational.
He proclaimed that if he did his "job right - you shouldn't notice any difference." With the recent news of Diablo III coming our way chances are most probably forget about it.
I guess he's already proving himself then, sorta. "Our focus at Blizzard Entertainment will remain the same - to continue making great games," he added.
The joining is between Activision and Vivendi Games, which is the parent to Blizzard Entertainment. It was announced last year in December and was cleared by the European Commission, which watches out for monopolies and such, and will proceed to completion this July 8th - a marriage worth $18 billion. Prenuptial anyone?
"No we're not afraid of losing WoW subscribers to Diablo III," said lead designer Jay Wilson. The hopes are high among the team though that many World of Warcraft players will be enticed to hack, slash and bash their way through to Diablo III.
"There's not as big of a crossover as we expected between the two communities," senior exec and Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce confesses, "but we're certainly hoping that the WoW community will be interested in DIII."
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Blizzard's Mike Morhaime says fans shouldn't feel the big merger
30 June 2008 | By Jamie Davey