It’s Official – You Won’t be Getting Your Starcraft II on this Year

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SadAsians

Did you hear that? That was the sound of 3 million Koreans simultaneously breaking out in tears. The reason for their melancholy, you see, is that Activision-Blizzard have confirmed that Starcraft II : Sons Wings of Liberty will not be getting a 2009 publication, instead being pegged with an indefinite “first half of 2010” release.

Of course Blizzard have never actually announced a specific release date, but many pundits had their hopes on one within this quarter. The reason it won’t hit retail in 2009?

The very same upgraded battle.net system that’s the root of chagrin behind Starcraft II’s missing LAN. According to the developers “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.” According to Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, the new Battle.net – the integral multiplayer component which is purported to be similar to Xbox Live – will be ready “early next year.”

Disappointing? Sure, but hardly unexpected. Those following the game closely would know that Blizzard intend to implement a four-to-six month public multiplayer beta before release. If you were to check your calendars, you might be surprised to discover that there are only four months left in the year.

Read  StarCraft 2 is going free to play on November 14

Source : Gamespot

Last Updated: August 6, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • krYtHan

    Forget Starcraft 2, where is my Diablo 3?

  • Forget Diablo 3, where are my pants?

  • Someone

    Forget pants, where is Alan Wake?

  • Dark

    :ninja:

  • Bboy

    You lost em after reading “The PS3 is infinitely superior to the Xbox 360, and this is why…” article? :whistle:

  • Nah, I lost them whilst doing the necessary research for writing that article. 😀

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