Back on March, Rob Pardo commented at the GDC 2009 luminaries lunch that Blizzard and Microsoft were talking about the Xbox 360 successor. It looked like Blizzard wanted a keyboard and mouse peripheral for the Xbox 360 to bring World of Warcraft to the consoles. Blizzard has denied over and over that WoW would be in consoles, but that’s just a matter of time and a matter of when the technology and peripherals become available to introduce WoW on consoles.
Rob Pardo was interviewed by IndustryGamers, and he brought up once more details behind their meetings with Microsoft. Microsoft must be actively working on new technology for the Xbox 360 successor besides the Project Natal product, because they sought Blizzard’s feedback to determine how to develop a console that suits their games. Ain’t that exciting? I can envision Wow, Diablo III and StarCraft II might embrace consoles someday.—read more
Just a few days ago, Kotick had threatened Sony to drop Activision support and game development if they didn’t drop console and royalty prices on the PS3. It wouldn’t surprise me if Activision Blizzard is looking for ways to bring Blizzard games to consoles.
|IG: We’ve yet to see a blockbuster MMO take off in the console space. Sony Online Entertainment is going to be bringing its MMOs to the PS3. What about Blizzard? You said you talked with Microsoft?
RP: Microsoft has shown us some stuff they have in development and they asked us our opinion about it