Starcraft Delayed to 2010

Activision Blizzard has confirmed that the PC strategy game Starcraft II will not make it out this year. Kotaku reported that the game was delayed to allow for the completion of the new, an online game community that Blizzard is developing for future games. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick stated that the new should be completed early next year, presumably leaving Starcraft II with a Spring 2010 release date.

While the news is undoubtedly disappointing to many Starcraft fans, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Earlier this summer, rumors began circulating that Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty would miss its 2009 release date. Internet rumors regarding videogames have an unusual tendency of being accurate, and this one proved to be no exception. Blizzard had also planned a multiplayer beta for this summer, which also missed its release date. With September fast approaching, Starcraft fans will most likely be getting the multiplayer beta rather than the full game this fall.

With the first installment of Starcraft II now coming out in 2010, it’s anyone’s guess how long it will be before we see the second and third installments. Developer Blizzard is notorious for missed release dates, but they have always maintained a high standard in their games. Let us know what you think of Blizzard’s latest delay in our comments section.

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  1. BOOOOOOOOOOOO! haven’t we waited long enough for starcraft 2? they should be working extra hard for us after that *COUGH* BuLL $hit of Starcraft Ghost that only made the real fans more mad that they where not working on Starcraft 2 and some crappy looking First person shooter game for console (Although the Ghost girl was pretty hot right? .. you guys remember that hack in the original tomb raider where you can play laura croft nekkid.? anyhow… haha).

  2. There was actually an action-replay code for Tomb Raider 3 that turned Lara Croft blonde, AND naked. Although, looking at the massive amount of lines, each one completely different from the last, it would’ve been a lot easier to just look at porn on the internet. XD

    That does irk me as well, making a crappy spinoff instead of focusing the budget on the actual product we know and love. Why don’t they just release a demo and say “Okay, should we make this? Alright you can put the torches and pitchforks down! We’ll not make it!”

  3. You waited all this time didn’t you? My uncle always told me this: “Nintendo always delayed their games, but there has never been a NES game I didn’t like.”, and he’s also the same man who considered Portrait of Ruin to be the weakest Castlevania title on the DS, which is true. It was rushed, so it had a few glitches and some balance issues.

    Ever abstained from one of the best sub-weapons in the game because it had a habit of crashing it? XD

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