Blizzard has "special announcement" for Gamescom

World of Warcraft, Diablo developer to hold Gamescom press conference August 21.

Blizzard Entertainment will make a "special announcement" during a Gamescom press conference on August 21, the World of Warcraft and Diablo studio announced today.

The news comes from an invitation sent to media today that reads, "We're making a special announcement that's sure to capture the attention of the Heavens, Burning Hells, and all the shadowed places that lie between."

The event itself will take place on the first day of Gamescom, August 21, at 11:30 a.m. local time. Gamescom takes place August 21-25 in Cologne, Germany.

GameSpot will be on-hand at the event.

Blizzard Entertainment has a number of projects in the pipeline, including Diablo III for consoles, Blizzard All-Stars, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, and a next-generation MMO, in addition to continued support for World of Warcraft.

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tommynj
tommynj

D3 and WoW expansions ?

ecs33
ecs33

D3 came out about 15 months ago. It seems like the time is right to announce an expansion and it looks like that's what the announcement is going to be.

Eraldus
Eraldus

A new wow expansion with a new race a and class....


The race is called Blind Sheep.

Lore: "The Blind Sheep are a new race discovered not long ago... They are know to be a really stubborn race, they are easily talked over, and are known to be very close-minded and are willing to spend their money into anything someone showns to them and then, praise and worship these people like their gods... (Bob Kotick, one of their divine enitites, is a very well known god in their religion...)"

This new expansion will also bring a new unique class, which is only acessible by the Blind Sheep, called Fanatic.

The Fanatic will be a  very unique class that was never seem before...

This class will be the first  caster-like class that can tank with ease on WoW, as they will take their powers from their strong willing to believe at their gods, combined with their stubborness...

I'm really looking foward for this epic and unique new class..

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

Probably just announcing that botting in WoW will soon be legal, should bring em back to 10 million subs, and that the console versions of Diablo 3 will infact have a RMAH.

Hal3x
Hal3x

World of Warcraft version for PS4!!! Unlike a lot of gamers on consoles. I like MMO's and I'm not even a PC gamer. I only play on Consoles. I once played World of Warcraft and it's pretty fun. Can't wait for Elder Scrolls Online beta coming to PS4. Don't be ungrateful of games. There are there for your entertainment. 

bloodmoney92
bloodmoney92

New WoW Expansion pack!(Return of Illidan Stormrage maybe)

New D3 Expansion pack!

Kisalon
Kisalon

Does anyone even care what Blizzard says anymore? im just wondering.

Compact87
Compact87

Im following Diablo 3 and WoW and i got mail under Diablo 3 update. Does it tell us something or is it just a coincidence?

Hurvl
Hurvl

I wonder how much of an impact that announcement will make. Will it WoW the audience, will it feel Titan-ic or will people call Blizzard the spanish word for "devil".

elancion
elancion

that the blizzard moba all-stars game is already in open beta. 


flashn00b
flashn00b

Starcraft 2 battle chest confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One.

ecs33
ecs33

Maybe they can actually fix D3 with an expansion. I'm sure Blizz has been listening to the common complaints about the game. I'm cautiously optimistic. 

ecs33
ecs33

Diablo 3 expansion.

starjay009
starjay009

Yet another 'expansion' pack for WOW ? I bet the cows are tired... 

dwstall
dwstall

For some strange reason, this reminds me of Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory. Are they going to give away golden tickets?

quiksilvers123
quiksilvers123

A horse can drive a car.

If the distance isn't far

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

I hoping for at least one of these options:

- They are going to stop wasting their time on a console version of what should be a PC-only game.

- They are going to make said PC game available offline, so I can actually play it again.

- Warcraft 4 is going to happen - and it's going to be epic!

- Nothing will be mentioned about WoW or Starcraft and thus will not be a waste of my time.

- All of the above!!

dmarkonije
dmarkonije

WOW goes F2p ... 100% thats the news

vadagar1
vadagar1

diablo 3 : mists of helldaria  

f u blizzard FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

vadagar1
vadagar1

finally an auction house game 


my dream has come true now I can die happy :D


... NOT REALLY 

Aerialslayer
Aerialslayer

Totally a Diablo 3 expansion. Announce it now, beta during and after blizzcon, early 2014 release. Probably same with the next WoW expansion.

Kusann
Kusann

A Diablo expansion, "Heavens", "Burning Hells"...kind of hint to it.

darkvaper
darkvaper

World of Warcraft free to play ! since total number of sub dropped to 7.7 million ! possible 

Compact87
Compact87

Huge WoW unban wave, yeah thats what we need! 

haroonhd
haroonhd

use to be excited about blizzard when they have WC 3 and frozen throne now don't give a crap they are just shitting around with crap games.

bdous
bdous

OMG it is diablo .It could not be more obvious it says"We're making a special announcement that's sure to capture the attention of the Heavens, Burning Hells, and all the shadowed places that lie between".The only blizzard game that is about heaven and hell is diablo.So Diablo 3 expansion

CzloviekVoodka
CzloviekVoodka

WoW going F2P! (guess it's the only way to somewhat save this game).

Vandread25
Vandread25

Blizzard Allstars! Or probably Hearthstone beta announcement lol.

Adema83
Adema83

Will be something like Blizzard All-Stars Beta announcement or something like that, they will keep the really big news like expansions etc for Blizzcon i would think.

diaspore
diaspore

What's with all the haters?

dkeppens
dkeppens

Yuy ! Really ? Is blizzard really making another crap announcement ? If it's anything else than denouncing diablo 3 and restarting from scratch, they can keep it.

bobbo888
bobbo888

@Eraldus nice english dude. blizzard makes great games. bobby kotick is the ceo of ACTIVISION BLIZZARD. not blizzard. Michael morhaim is the ceo of blizzard. blizzard has complete artistic control over the games they create. if you don't like them, don't buy them. you obviously play wow.

soniquete
soniquete

@Eraldus This was exactly the reason why I deleted WoW after installing MoP..

soniquete
soniquete

@Kisalon Only still a bit curious bout the new MMO.. about all the rest; nah..

Jd234
Jd234

@starjay009A new WoW exspansion would be nice im not a hard core player go through phases of playing then i dont for a while then play again. Game is fun if its not your game why bother coming here and commet your bullshit opinion that no one cares about. Obviously there is still gonna be expansions when they havent got to the main threat that always was in warcraft the burning legion

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@Aerialslayer  

I wouldn't mind an expansion - I actually loved D3. However, I would require Blizzard to take the online-only aspect of the game and shove it up their arse.

High-speed internet isn't exactly easy to come by, and requiring an internet connection in order to "protect" my single-player game from hackers it the stupidest thing I've ever heard!!

vadagar1
vadagar1

@diaspore cause we used to be lovers and then blizzard started sucking ass and making shitty games 

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

@vadagar1 @Kisalon wow has become a joke, and diablo 3 was born a joke, albeit a fun one that lasted maybe 4-6 months, nnothing by d2's standards, blizzard has lost it, spent too long getting fat off the WoW milking, lost their edge.

soniquete
soniquete

@Jd234 I stopped WoW after the release of MoP because (and I think pretty much all long-term WoW players agree) it indeed got pretty boring and lame.. I think saying that WoW has become boring and a money milking game is pretty objective..