Remember when back in May we wrote about Blizzard possibly developing a new mobile game based on a job opening? Well, it looks like that game is going to be an MMO RTS. The website Icy Veins spotted a very promising job ad that is, interestingly, now gone. According to the now-deleted job opening posted yesterday, Blizzard is seeking an experienced Unity mobile client engineer to work on an unannounced MMO RTS project. There's no more information outside a request for the developer to have a strong understanding of 3D graphics and shaders, which doesn't say much other than the game will have 3D assets. The job opening was immediately taken down, so it's possible Blizzard didn't want these details out (or they just want to fix an issue with the job ad and repost it).

Now, the other question is whether this unannounced MMO RTS game will be a mobile version of an older game (Starcraft maybe?) or whether we are getting a completely new IP. I would be fine with either version of events, but, to be honest, I think it would be good for mobile gaming if we get a completely new Blizzard game instead of a port (even if that port is significantly redesigned). It all remains to be seen as details are pretty much non-existent at the moment, and for all we know this game but end up never materializing. But I do hope it does.

  • CoolDukeNukem

    Why would you think this might be a port of Starcraft? Starcraft is just an RTS, not an MMO. My guess would be that Blizzard is working on a Clash of Clans style game as CoC is technically an MMO RTS. Would be interesting if they incorporate the Starcraft IP and actually do live PvP or something. But to be MMO they would need some sort of persistence in an online world.

    • Tasos Lazarides

      That's why I said a take on Starcraft, but I'd rather see a whole new IP

    • Hiraether

      The writer knows the definition. Try reading the entire article next time.

  • Hiraether

    Blizzard stock is up 80% this year and not a single article about how they used the Real Money Trade system to illegal advantage.

    Blizzard made more money profiteering from illegal player account trade than their regular subscribers to World of Warcraft. The dirty secret at Blizzard is just how many millions of those "player accounts" are actually Real Money Trader farm bots sometimes running 20+ characters from one computer emulating the software.

    Blizzard owes millions in taxes unaccounted for. Blizzard owes the players for making the game toxic, overburdened with Real Money Traitors. Blizzard allows this type of illegal activity despite publicly condemning the Real Money Traders, it has never stopped since WoW began.
    Blizzard should not be allowed to police itself.
    Blizzard made countless millions off of multiple illegal activities that their license does not cover.

    I'd say sell your stock NOW.
    Get out before the lawyers get in.

    • kcns

      Lmfao this guy is either trying way too hard to troll or completely delusional

      • th3soupcan

        Well the tax dodging part is true though

  • Qvothe1331

    Take out the MMO part and that title might get ppl excited

  • Joshua Woodward

    Have you guys played the game Red Tides? They’re going to make a game just like that I bet, but with a Warcraft or Starcraft theme. Blizzard is like 20 titles late to this. With other devs cashing in on their image like it’s going out of style. But they’re going to make money anyway because it’s Blizzard. This will be interesting, but we most likely won’t see a single thing until late next year.

    I can see them bringing it up like they did Overwatch and have a big Q&A. Then they’re going to say how old they are now, have kids, and don’t have time to sit at a desk and game all day. Following lauch of said mobile game in 2018/ spring 2019, they’ll post record breaking sales, millions of downloads and so forth, while gushing out thanks and praise for something they could’ve easily done 5-6 years ago, see Hearthstone success as my example!

  • GalDrogo

    Blizzcon in 2 months. We will know by then

  • marksapolloa

    Hmm not sure about this, I love Starcraft but I’m really not into World Of Warcraft hmmm...

  • thumbs07

    You mean Order of Chaos wasn't by Blizzard? What?!!