That mobile game Blizzard has been working on? Looks like it’s an ‘MMO RTS’

    
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This will be neither the first time nor the last time we relay again to you that Blizzard is working on some sort of mobile title.

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime was teasing mobile development in early 2016, and we knew about a new project being worked on secretly last winter. Then last spring we started seeing job listings pop up for an unannounced mobile game: one for a VFX artist and one for a mobile software engineer.

Today’s clue also comes in the form of a job listing, since deleted from the site, but this one is the first one that’s given any sort of genre to the game.

“Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an experienced Unity mobile client engineer to work on an unannounced MMO RTS project. The ideal applicant has an unwavering passion for mobile development and solving engineering problems unique to mobile app environments.”

Any guesses?

Source: Icy Veins
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kjempff
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kjempff

It is of course a diablo mobile hybrid of a sort.. With the success of heartstone, they want to cash in on more mobile games, using a popular ip.
Not that I could care any less about such a title.

amkosh
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amkosh

Warcraft 4

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Dread Quixadhal

SimStormwind.
Battle Pets Go.
Pandaria Farmville.

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Sally Bowls

ATVI spent six billion on a mobile studio so I would guess / assume there are several Blizzard mobile projects that at least made it to the prototype stage. Plus, any old game could get a 4k version for tablets.

P.s.: [joke] Ofc the most salt could be mined if Blizzard finally announced a WoW emulator … and it is mobile only!

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Hunter must travel to real world locations to tame pets, and then use them to battle other players.

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oldandgrumpy

Zero interest.

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Rheem Octuris

mmm, time sinks.

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Bryan Turner

Something isometric more than likely, I seem to remember Rhyker on YouTube reporting various job listings for a new Diablo game, so its probably a Diablo title?

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rahkeesh

While such a thing is possible, it would be very daft to use the Diablo IP for an RTS, rather than established and arguably more mobile-friendly one like warcraft. Especially with hearthstone hitting it out of the park on mobile.

Additionally, it is almost certain that a PC and/or Console Diablo game is in development, considering D3’s immense sales and the apparent death of further expansions for it, so that is likely what the Diablo positons are for. And even if they did want to make a mobile Diablo game, it would be a much better opportunity to launch a simple ARPG, which have some mobile presence and plenty of potential.

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Mattaui

It’s difficult for me to fully express my utter lack of interest in a mobile title. So. Yuck.

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Korra the Legend

I lost all interest when I read “mobile” :)