Blizzard still keen on StarCraft: Ghost

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Dial your watches back to a decade ago folks. Remember in the early years of the 2000s, Blizzard announced a third person action stealth game centred around a Terran espionage operative – or ghost – named Nova? that game was meant to be released on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Gamecube. For all intents and purposes, the game has been cancelled – but Blizzard refuses to acknowledge that, preferring to label it as being on "indefinite hold." We may see it yet.

Blizzard producer Alex Mayberry has said that it’s still something Blizzard would "like to do".

"I think the idea is still perfectly viable," Mayberry told "I don’t know if we’ll ever do it but I think it’s something we’d like to do."

The game would have been Blizzard’s first major return to console game since the middling port of StarCraft for the Nintendo 64. Blizzard got its start as a console developer with RPM Racing while the studio was still known as Silicon & Synapse.

"When we set out to do it originally we were GameCube, PS2 and Xbox," Mayberry continued, "and after we shelved that I used to say that at that time we were very ready to make a Blizzard game on consoles but those consoles weren’t ready for a Blizzard game. We just couldn’t quite get what we wanted to do just because of those machines at the time."

The new consoles would be the perfect platform for Ghost, allowing blizzard to realise its vision for the game. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s actually coming.

"I don’t know," Mayberry adds. "Maybe some day we’ll take another look at that but I don’t think it’ll be any time soon. I think it’s an idea that still lives inside the halls of Blizzard."

Last Updated: March 25, 2014

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