Friday, October 24, 2014
Happy Friday! Yes the end of the week and only a couple weeks from Blizzcon. Hard to believe it is that time of year already. For this week's Reader Post Romur has brought to my attention something interesting. I'll let you read what he had to say.
So... here's the point: Blizzard has never had gaps from noon until 2 pm on the main stage at BlizzCon. That's a sizable gap, especially after such an amped up opening ceremony. It makes sense that they'd announce the new game and then immediately start talking about it. It also leaves exactly enough time for a new game, as each other game already has exactly 2 gameplay-focused panels.
It's can't be a StarCraft expansion - Yes, Legacy of the Void will be announced, but it already has a panel: StarCraft 2 - What's Next on Friday. That's the same panel title for other unannounced expansion content (either through a WoW patch or Diablo expansion).
There's a large amount of potential play area in the C hall. Here is the floorplan. Copy and paste the Heroes of the Storm area or the StarCraft 2 area onto the south end of the C hall and suddenly you have room for a first look at a new game.
Anyways, I wanted to throw this out there and see what everyone else thinks. The fact is that I simply cannot explain the gaps at noon in the schedule, and Blizzard is too smart to let the hype from the opening ceremony die out right there.
I find this quite interesting and really cannot wait to find out what is happening in that time slot. Let me know what you guys think is happening, because this cannot be a coincidence.