No other developer out there is as tight-lipped on its project’s release dates as Blizzard is, so it’s a rare scenario when information as delicious as today’s surfaces.
MMO Game Site received a leaked chart (here), which displays Blizzard’s purported four-year software plan. The chart tracks every new release Blizzard is planning from next week’s Cataclysm (holy crap, next week?!) to the end of 2014.
There’s no way of knowing if the items on the chart are legitimate, but if they are, Blizzard fans are in for quite a remarkable next four years.
Here’s a breakdown of notable items included on the chart:
- Diablo III out at the end of 2011 with two expansions planned
- StarCraft II‘s first expansion as well as something called StarCraft II Phoenix, out by the end of 2011. The second StarCraft II expansion is penciled in for release by the end of 2012.
- The World of Warcraft movie out by the end of 2012.
- An unannounced project dubbed Titan, presumably Blizzard’s next-gen MMO follow-up to World of Warcraft. It’s due out by 2014.
- World of Warcraft launching in Brazil in mid-2011, with a fourth expansion in mid-2012, and a fifth expansion at the end of 2013. There’s also mention of something called “WOW TOG” due out by 2013.
Here’s to hoping this is true!