Blizzard has revealed it has no plans to create a sequel to its highly-successful MMO World of Warcraft.
Speaking to IGN at Gamescom 2015, executive producer J. Allen Brack explained he doesn't believe MMO sequels traditionally work, and admitted the company is already thinking about the expansion that'll come after the recently-announced Legion.
"You know, there’s not really a great model for a successful sequel MMO," he said. "Virtually all of them have been very significant failures and I think we’re very conscious of that – not just small failures, either.
"We’re not actively working on anything on the MMO front that is not World of Warcraft. We were completely dedicated to the Warlords of Draenor expansion and now the Legion expansion. We’re even thinking about the expansion after that – we’re already talking about what comes next."
Mutterings about World of Warcraft getting a sequel have been around for years, especially as the decade-old game has seen subscriber numbers fall along with pleas for a revamp of aging character models. This news along with the recent cancellation of Project Titan, however, means World of Warcraft is likely to be the only MMO on the company's books for the foreseeable future.
Earlier this week, the developer dropped a few hints it may be making Warcraft 4 at some stage in the future. For that story, as well as the full interview with Brack about the upcoming Legion expansion.