Starcraft 2 Officialy Deleayed Until 2010
Earlier today, “Starcraft 2″ joined “Bioshock 2,” “Splinter Cell: Conviction,” and “Bayonetta” (among many others) as games that won’t see release until 2010.
Citing it as a delay so that the game may release alongside Blizzard’s relaunch of their network service Battle.net, Blizzard also acknowledged that they will use the extra time to polish the game is various ways.
Blizzard went on to explain the delay in a statement saying “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.”
Originally planned to be released later this year, “Starcraft 2″ was initially a single entity. However, in 2008, Blizzard announced that the “Starcraft 2″ experience would be split into a trilogy with the first game, subtitled Wings of Liberty, seeing release this year. Now that release date has been changed to “the first half of 2010.”
While this should bum out most gamers, all you “Starcraft” folk are such troopers. You’ve already waited 11 years for a sequel. Is one six more months really going to be that bad? Yeah, probably, but with the delay comes more time for improvements and a beta is likely on the way. So, maybe it won’t be too long until you’re all playing “Starcraft 2″ in some way, shape or form.