Next Starcraft II "very unlikely" to come out this year

Last October, Battle.net project director Greg Canessa took the stage to talk about the future of the encompassing online service Battle.net. During his presentation, he said that it would be 18 months until the next Starcraft II installment, Heart of the Swarm, would see the light of day. That timing would put the release of the hotly anticipated pseudo-sequel to the critically acclaimed real-time strategy game in either March or April 2012.

This week, Canessa's timing of the next Starcraft II was seconded by another Blizzard Entertainment employee. Speaking with Eurogamer, StarCraft II game director Dustin Browder was asked when he expects Heart of the Swarm to launch.
"I don't know the answer to that," said Browder. "I don't think you'll be playing it this year. That seems very unlikely to me. But we're pounding away on it as fast as we possibly can."
As for the current installment of Starcraft II, Wings of Liberty, the game earned awards for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay and Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year at last night's Interactive Achievement Awards, held in conjunction with the DICE Summit in Las Vegas. For more on that game, check out GameSpot's review.

15 comments:

Rememberdnb said...

I'm a big player of SC2 and realistically as long as Blizzard keeps on top of balancing via patches an expansion isn't altogether necessary for my favourite part which is online play.

Though I can't wait for the story to develop.

Choms1337 said...

I like SC2 I think this is one of the best game ever ;D

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BlinK said...

Yea, given Blizzards track record for releases (especially StarCraft's) I doubt we see heart of the swarm anytime soon..

I hope they prove me wrong though.

CoNgL3 said...

ahaha SC2 <3 just reached silver xD

Daan said...

nooooo :(
I really want this!!!

music master said...

i have only just got into starcraft 2 and i love it, personally i dont mind if the next one doesnt come out for a while because it might give me a chance to catch up to everyone else who have been playing for ages haha

Sarastrasza said...

its to be expected, blizzard is always late with releases

Bring_Napkins said...

DAMMIT! Well I saw that coming anyway, but still, I was half-hopeful. Oh well, its not like there's any shortage of games coming out this year.

Joe Somebody said...

We have already waited a decade. Im sure Duke Nukem Forever will come out first though.

Donkote said...

yea i don't think the next ones will come out for awhile...it took them this long just to get sc2 out

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The Innocuous Bison said...

I'd really like to play sc2, but then I think of the millions of koreans who are infinitely better then me, making me a noob for life, and I admit defeat.

Tracerz said...

Oh, wow! I thought they were going to release them like rapid fire... Well... I guess it will still be kinda rapid fire for Blizzard, lol.

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