StarCraft II's next expansion doesn't have an official release date yet, but its creators say it's almost crossed the finish line.
Speaking to lead designer Dustin Browder in a phone interview this afternoon, I asked how close the team was to completing the game.
"We are 99 per cent done," he told me, "but that last one per cent is a bitch."
The missions are all playable and the units are all in place, Browder said. "There's something in for everything — it's whether we like it or not that's an open question. It's the tuning and polish that really takes us a long time, and that's where we get into the unknowns.
"Like we could do a play-through next week that we're like, 'Wow this is really great.' Or we could do a play-through and we still have 250 items we wanna fix. You know, historically speaking we're doing pretty well. We're getting there. But I don't know for sure yet when we'll be done."
In other words, they're still on Blizzard Time. But at least they're almost done.