Jeff "Tigole" Kaplan, Game Director for World of WarCraft, announced today that he is leaving the development team for the monstrous MMO (MMMO!) to work on Blizzard's "upcoming, unannounced MMO," a project about which nothing is known except that it's classified as "Next-Gen" (which probably just means "one generation after WoW") and that people work on it. It could be anything -- existing IP or new, World of StarCraft, World of The Lost Vikings, or, in our wildest, most beautiful dreams, World of Rock 'n Roll Racing.

The addition of Kaplan to the new game's team may signal a ramping up in development for the new title, possibly in response to the institution of something Blizzard has never really had: a schedule.