I don't really want to get going on the actual game, but if you missed it, here it is: Blizzard announced a new Diablo sequel, Diablo: Immortal. It's a game made by a company that makes mobile cash shop "games". It even looks like a reskin of one of said cash shops.
A quick google search can show you what a mess it is. Even the fans at BlizzCon were calling them out and embarrassing them.
Anyway, the whole fiasco got me thinking. Blizzard made truly amazing games 10, 20 years ago. The original people in the company were gamers, they played their own games and truly enjoyed it. Since then, most of those people have left the company. Blizzard is filled with shareholders and corporate executives that don't play games at all, they just hire generic game coders to generate cash machines for them. At least, that's what it seems like.
My actual point is this; the best games are the ones made by people that are passionate about their game, that actually play their game because they wanted to make something better than what they were playing already. Because of this, I have high hopes for City of Titans. Hopefully what happened to Blizzard won't ever happen to MWM.
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