Rumor alert: Blizzard to become all MMO?

Diablo and StarCraft to become MMOs?

If you're one of the millions of gamers who've been waiting with bated breath for StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, or Warcraft 4, you may be experiencing a "WTF??" moment similar to the one I had upon hearing this rumor. According to, some suits at Vivendi Universal Games have come up with a brilliant money making scheme for Blizzard and their legendary worlds: make all your games MMOs! Fortunately, ShackNews did a little recon, and the official word from Blizzard and VU is that the rumors are false.

Not that MMOs don't have their place, but given their debated lack of traditional role-playing elements, RPG enthusiasts would be up in arms if a genre-defining company like Blizzard were to set this precedent. And to deprive the world of two of the best strategy games of all time would only add to the backlash. Let's hope the guys at Blizzard are still gamers at heart, or else the gaming populace will enter a very dark period that will make Tristram look like Disneyland.