The internet is abuzz with rumors that Blizzard is currently working on an unannounced fifth game, based around an entirely new intellectual property.
The source of the buzz seems to be two new job postings that have appeared on Blizzard's job site over the past week under the category of unannounced. The two listings are seeking experienced client and gameplay engineers "to focus on graphics and other client systems for an unannounced title." Since StarCraft II, Diablo III, and World of Warcraft all have their own job headings, along with "Next-Gen MMO", the listings would seem to indicate that their is another Blizzard project in the works.
The only concrete proof anyone seems to be offering that this is indeed a new Blizzard game is a post on the IncGamers website.
An inside source at Blizzard has confirmed that the game is not a World of Warcraft expansion and not related to their next-gen MMO. The source stated this is a brand new game and they are using the World of Warcraft engine for testing purposes.
It's not all that convincing, really, yet sites are reporting that Blizzard has confirmed or revealed their fifth title. To be clear, Blizzard has revealed or confirmed nothing at this point. Inside sources do not a confirmation make. It could be a new title, a World of Warcraft expansion, or anything, for that matter.
We've reached out to Blizzard regarding the rumors, and received the following response:
"We appreciate your interest in the jobs, but beyond the information listed in the postings themselves, we can't comment on unannounced projects."
So no comment there. Make of that what you will. When they're ready to tell us, I'm sure they will.
Blizzard Working On New IP? [IncGamers]