What do StarCraft 2 and 2010 Have in Common?

By Published August 05, 2009 at 10:46 pm
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Blizzard gives gamers the cold shoulder again as it pushes StarCraft 2 to 2010.  Defending that Battle.net is not properly implemented, Blizzard states, "we'll also continue to polish and refine StarCraft II, and we look forward to delivering a real-time strategy gaming experience worth of the series' legacy in the first half of 2010."  Many people agree with this policy of pushing games back to perfect them, however I think something is up their sleeve.  Other companies simply do not announce their game as early as Blizzard, so they don't need a pretend release date and policy.  Blizzard hypes up the release as much as possible, building anticipation, until at the last second, *flip*, the light goes out.

Read the official PR press release below:

Blizzard:

Over the past couple of weeks, it has become clear that it will take longer than expected to prepare the new Battle.net for the launch of the game. The upgraded Battle.net is an integral part of the StarCraft II experience and will be an essential part of all of our games moving forward. This extra development time will be critical to help us realize our vision for the service.

Our mission is to develop games that deliver an epic entertainment experience. As part of that commitment, we will always take as much time as needed to ensure that our games and services meet the expectations of our players and the standard for quality that we set for ourselves as developers. As we work to make Battle.net the premier online gaming destination, we’ll also continue to polish and refine StarCraft II, and we look forward to delivering a real-time strategy gaming experience worthy of the series’ legacy in the first half of 2010.

We will share more details about the beta, Battle.net, and StarCraft II’s launch in the future. Keep an eye on the official website at www.starcraft2.com for updates, and as always, thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support for StarCraft II and all of Blizzard Entertainment’s games.

Best,

Blizzard PR

 

Yeah, they said it.  StarCraft II in 2010.  Hopefully this does not effect Blizzard's earlier statement that one game would be released per year, thus delaying Diablo 3.  Keep an eye out on the news front for more SC2 info!

Last modified on August 05, 2009 at 10:46 pm
Steve Burke

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First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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