Blizzard Says StarCraft: Ghost Revival Is As Likely As Lost Vikings 3

The people behind StarCraft say that while nobody's currently working on the infamously delayed StarCraft: Ghost, there's a chance that could change in the future.

It's now been a decade since Blizzard first announced StarCraft: Ghost, and it has since become the poster child for indefinitely delayed video games.

The game sounded fantastic. It was to be a stealth-action hybrid for consoles in which you'd control a Ghost, or sort of psychic super-spy named Nova. You'd have access to a number of weapons and psychic abilities, all ripped straight from the real-time strategy franchise. Blizzard promised that we'd finally get a third-person, on-the-ground look at the plots and buildings that make up the world of StarCraft.

Then Blizzard delayed it. And delayed it. And delayed it. Eventually, Blizzard put StarCraft: Ghost on official hold, moving their design teams to other projects like World of Warcraft and StarCraft II.

But while it's generally assumed that we'll never see StarCraft: Ghost, protagonist Nova made an appearance in StarCraft II. And according to StarCraft II lead designer Dustin Browder, she'll also show up in the upcoming first expansion pack, Heart of the Swarm.

So does this mean Blizzard has plans to resuscitate Nova's game?

"There are no plans," Browder told me in a phone interview last week. "I'm not saying we won't ever, but I'll tell you what I do know: There are no meetings going on. There is no team. No one talks about doing it.

"It doesn't mean that in two years from now, we won't have those meetings, the team won't be formed, but there is literally nothing happening around that game right now that would indicate that there's any likelihood that it will happen. It's just as likely we'll do that again as Lost Vikings 3 or whatever. There's just no guarantees one way or the other, but nothing is happening."

So stay pessimistic. But know that StarCraft: Ghost might not be dead forever.

"We are super huge fans of consoles. We love console gaming as players," Browder said. "I wasn't really party to [the decision to put Ghost on hold] but I know it was a difficult decision."


    I thought Duke Nukem was the poster child for indefinitely delayed video games?

      Keyword: was. Not so much now that he finally saw a release.

    So a game that was put on hold is still on hold.

    More news at 11.

    Lost Vikings... now there's a game I havent played in years. Wow. A new one really would be awesome lol Kickstarter anyone?

      Blizzard doesn't need anymore money. They have plenty.

        and yet i could see them running a kickstarter all the same.... le sigh

        and yet if they were going to do it i could see them running a kickstarter... le sigh

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    I'd love to see StarCraft Ghost be build in a similar vein to the Gears of War series.
    Include of the other familiar faces from the series working as a team.

    Surely Activision have teams who can make this game a reality.

      While we want the game a reality, do we really want it to be a Gears of War/COD clone?... Not really!

      Are you serious? Because the world needs another Gears after that series has officially outstayed its welcome with a 4th entry..

    So waht you're saying is...

    Blizzard are working on Lost Vikings 3?

      that's what I took away from the article.

      Sounds like they're working on Lost Vikings 3 AND Starcraft Ghost to me.

    Nova sucked in SC2 so just as well they didn't make a whole game about her.

    it was delayed because they started making it for the Xbox and PS2, but with ow long it a blizzard development cycle is, the ps3 and 360 came out so they started to bring it it all over. that was of the reasons it was cancelled. the other reasons were wow being developed plus D3 with blizzard north.

    Its also the reason why SC 2 took so long to be made.

    Omg! We're getting a Lost Vikings 3???? awesome!! :D

    Bizarre, I was playing some Diablo 3 last night and found myself thinking about how good a new Lost Vikings would be. Certainly haven't seen those games in the news any time recently.

    SC:Ghost and LV3 are getting released together? Awesome!

      This is what I took from the article. Can't wait.

    Blizzard make Metal Arms Glitch in The System 2 ^_^

      instead of just buying out Swingin' Ape Studios and there game and letting it collect dust make a sequel

    This needs to be made, when I fist saw the Xbox (original) screenshots and video I thought Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid with a touch of Tomb Raider.

    I don't understand why they do not make this?
    Everyone loves Star Craft and everyone that knows about this game want's it, look at all the comments people are leaving here.

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