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 Battle.net, an online game community that Blizzard is developing for future games. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick stated that the new Battle.net 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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