Blizzard announced that the much anticipated sequel to it’s mega-popular Starcraft will indeed be in stores this summer. As a matter of fact, it will street on July 27th, 2010. According to Mike Morhaime;
“We’ve been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe for many years, and we’re excited that the time for that is almost here,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Thanks to our beta testers, we’re making great progress on the final stages of development, and we’ll be ready to welcome players all over the world to StarCraft II and the new Battle.net® in just a few months.”
It will be interesting to see if this catches on to the same degree as the original 1998 (yes it really has been 12 years) release did. I’m also going to be very interested in how the “new Battle.net” works out. It’s going to have a huge impact, since it will be used by both the sure-t0-be-massive Starcraft base and the already large World of Warcraft players. It has the potential to be a very rough day for Blizzard technically. Almost as impactful as their sales will be.
Are you going to get Starcraft II?