Starcraft II Delayed until 2010?

Starcraft II Delayed until 2010?

Remember when we at Gamer Syndrome told you that the long wait for Starcraft II was almost over? Well, that wait could potentially be a little longer, something that won’t come as a surprise to any long-time Blizzard fan. Some analysts are predicting that the first installment of Starcraft II will slip into 2010, despite the fact that Blizzard was reassuring us as recently as last month that it would be coming out this year. Developer Blizzard is notorious for releasing their games “when they’re done”, something that translates to a lot of missed release dates.

Blizzard employees told the press that the multiplayer beta was planned to run four to six months: and since the multiplayer beta still hasn’t been released, it seems unlikely that the first part of Starcraft II could come out this year, as the beta would most likely still be running.

Analyst Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee uses the recent delay of first person shooter “Singularity”, to back up their argument that Activision Blizzard could be delaying more games to 2010, and that the release of massively popular Modern Warfare 2 this year will keep their revenue flows up regardless of whether Starcraft II comes out or not. He also points out that a first quarter release of Starcraft II could provide a big boost to the relatively slow spring season in the videogame industry.

Are the analysts right? Does the delayed multiplayer beta indicate that the retail game is taking longer than expected? Let us know what you think in our comments section.

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