StarCraft II Officially Delayed To 2010

It's official. You won't be playing StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty this year, as Blizzard has moved the release date of the real-time strategy game to the "first half of 2010." No, they never dated it; but they have now.

Activision Blizzard's justification for the delay of StarCraft II is tied to the relaunch of its upgraded Battle.net, which handles multiplayer for all things Blizzard. In a statement to the Blizzard community, the developer writes "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."

Blizzard calls the new Battle.net an "integral part of the StarCraft II experience and will be an essential part of all of our games moving forward."

While disappointing, it's not surprising. Blizzard staffers have indicated a need for a four to six month beta period for StarCraft II.


Comments

    You know whats nice? Game devs not following Hollywood's lead and giving tobacco only to villians. That Space Marine up there looks awesome.

      My problem with that particular picture is that it looks like he is smoking the cigar BEHIND his glass visor yet the smoke is still miraculously flowing out beyond his helmet.

        His visor is open... Maybe you're misinterpreting the ambient blue glow from his suit as interacting with another visor over his face.

    Battle.net an “integral part of the StarCraft II experience and will be an essential part of all of our games moving forward.” more like to play the game in SP internet connection has to run through Battle Net so no hackers can play. (wont last long)

    Big surprise here. I knew it was coming when they said the open beta would run between 4-6 months, and it hasn't started yet P

    This delay is really annoying as a big starcraft fan.. It won't be so bad if Blizzard allows everyone into the beta though.

      At least they won't be launching with a buggy,bad product though.

        Sorry, but since when did delay = better product? That's the crappy line all game companies give, and it's not always true. Hence patches.

    Well maybe if they included offline LAN multiplayer like they should then it wouldnt be so dependant on battle.net II

    @Joshy206

    When did blizzard release a buggy bad product? All PC games will need patches, but its not going to be broken at release.

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