Blizzard is a on a hot-streak lately and no sooner has the massively addictive World of Warcraft
finished taking over the minds of RPG geeks worldwide, but Blizzard has now announced a new StarCraft
title is in the works.
Rumours of a sequel to StarCraft
have been circulating on the interwebs for a while now, with a lot of the hub-bub coming out of Korea. In an attempt to find out for sure what's happening with the title Kotaku
recently contacted Blizzard, who gave the following quote:
"We do intend to announce a new product at the Worldwide Invitational next month in Korea, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and interest in getting an advance look at what that will be, but players will have to wait until May 19th to find out more. Also, we have a very strong connection with the characters and settings of StarCraft, and we do plan to revisit that universe at some point in the future, but we don't have anything new to announce in that regard at present."
So, there is a definite plan for a StarCraft
sequel at some point, even if exact dates and plans are still lacking.
Korean websites seem to have a bit more information
though and are declaring that StarCraft 2
will feature a new playable race and drastic changes to existing units.
Fanboys worldwide hope that the upcoming announcement will relate to the StarCraft
franchise and will deliver more details. The fact that the announcement is being made in Korea would certainly make sense considering that Korea has a strong connection to the series and have turned it into a televised national past-time.
Reckon the new StarCraft
could possibly be better than the original, or are you cautiously dubious on the whole thing? Let us know in the forums