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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 VideoGamer.com. "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

42 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 25, 2014 at 10:31

    YES, THE DREAM IS ALIVE!!!!!!!!

    Geez how many years has it been?

    Reply

    • Grant Hancock

      March 25, 2014 at 10:40

      All of a sudden have SC1 game music in my head 🙂

      Reply

  2. Kromas

    March 25, 2014 at 10:34

    Release time same as HL3?

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    • Grant Hancock

      March 25, 2014 at 10:41

      lol … never’o’clock on the 30th February two-thousand-and-nope-teen

      Reply

  3. Umar hearts Grandia

    March 25, 2014 at 10:41

    We’ll sooner see The Last Guardian

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  4. Sk3tz0

    March 25, 2014 at 10:43

    It might happen seeing they runnning out of WoW Expansion ideas.. need to keep the poor plebs busy with something.

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    • ToshZA

      March 25, 2014 at 11:10

      They were running out of ideas when Cataclysm was released already.

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 25, 2014 at 11:14

        Yeah, I have to thank Cataclysm for allowing me to quit Wow. It was nice to fly over Azeroth in my netherdrake, but it also helped me to come to terms with the simple fact, that I will never get to play Warcraft 4 (the only reason why I played WOW was because of Warcraft 3, the characters and the lore).

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        • ToshZA

          March 25, 2014 at 11:18

          Yeah, I played since WC1, so WoW had me hooked well before release. Then it just ran out of ideas. When Pandaria was announced, only 2 years after they said they’d refuse to put Panda’s in because of China. It was just meh. Thankfully I’d quit already at that point.

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          • Sk3tz0

            March 25, 2014 at 12:03

            real reason I started Playing WoW.. South Park Episode Make Love not Warcraft.. LOL.. I still say Burning Crusade was the BEST expansion to date..

          • ToshZA

            March 25, 2014 at 12:25

            I sort of agree, but then sort of not. The WotLK update was really good too, it’s just the dull snow-covered world that let me down with that. TBC was the golden era though, without a doubt. After WotLK everything just went downhill. Raiding is still a strong point in WoW though, its the one thing they keep getting right. Everything else is the problem.

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 25, 2014 at 10:45

    I want to be a billionaire one day. I think the idea is still perfectly viable, I don’t know if I’ll ever do it but I think it’s something I’d like to do.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 25, 2014 at 10:46

      You can easily be a trillionare in Zimbabwe.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 25, 2014 at 10:53

        Good thinking, I have some small change in my pocket.

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 25, 2014 at 10:55

          XD

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  6. Hammersteyn

    March 25, 2014 at 10:46

    The makers of Duke Nukem Forever and Ac marines were also keen.

    Reply

  7. Tarisma

    March 25, 2014 at 10:46

    Do you want to build a snowman?

    Reply

  8. Hammersteyn

    March 25, 2014 at 10:49

    Love the header

    Reply

  9. Norm the Horrible

    March 25, 2014 at 10:51

    Soooooo… will we have to pay subs?
    XD

    Reply

  10. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    March 25, 2014 at 10:52

    If blizzard says “Not any time soon” then we are talking double digit years guys… Let’s not get our hopes up just yet!

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    • ToshZA

      March 25, 2014 at 11:09

      Case in point: Project Titan. How many years now have we been waiting, with no news?

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      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        March 25, 2014 at 11:12

        Precisely.

        Also after thinking on this and your Titan comment, do we really want a ANOTHER game from an existing universe coming from Blizzard?

        They wit with all these staff members for creative products and all we are seeing are games made from existing games.

        I just can’t WAIT for a new IP to make it’s way to the forefront.

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        • ToshZA

          March 25, 2014 at 11:16

          I have to agree with you. How about something new? Something we’ve not seen before. That would be amazing, and Blizzard certainly have the creative minds to make something special.

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          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            March 25, 2014 at 11:18

            Well hopefully this is Titan… Every year I wait for news at Blizzcon. Let’s hope we are luckier this year.

            I do know they have scrapped and restarted the project from scratch the last time I did research. Let’s hope they are working on it finally and it will see the light of day. I just can’t imagine them scrapping it totally after all these years and man power they have put into it.

          • ToshZA

            March 25, 2014 at 11:21

            That was 2 years ago wasn’t it? It should be time this year to announce something. Some of us still love Blizzard, we know they’re able to make special games. They’re now free of their Vivendi chains too, so it’s never been a better time.

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            March 25, 2014 at 11:25

            Agreed! I am probably a Blizzard Fanboy since I own all the games and am sitting with a Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Collectors Edition next to me at the moment waiting to be opened when I get off of work.

            I am ready for WoW to die though. Not getting the next expansion. Over that game 100%. Give us something new Blizzard! o/

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          March 25, 2014 at 11:18

          Absolutely spot on. It seems as though Blizzard have been allowed to stagnate, and it’s sad. Damnit Bobby Kotick…

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 25, 2014 at 11:20

        Did it… FALL… off the radar?

        Guys? Where you all going?

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  11. HvR

    March 25, 2014 at 11:22

    How many times have this been attempted and FAILED, IP jumping genres never work.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 25, 2014 at 11:25

      Wolfenstein, was originally a stealth-based action adventure game. The first games, Wolfenstein and beyond Wolfenstein certainly weren’t 3D shooters. 😉

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      • HvR

        March 25, 2014 at 11:46

        Exception of the rule is establishing a new genre (Wolfenstein 3D and WoW).
        Failure list:
        C&C Renegade
        X-com: Enforcer
        X-com: Interceptor
        Halo Wars

        It is like making a Ferrari motorbike or a Ducati car. Just doesn’t work rather use it as an inspiration and create some new IP.

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        • Johan du Preez

          March 25, 2014 at 11:50

          Xcom interceptor was a great game actually. It was up there with Wing Commander Prophecy.

          Its the only xcom game after terror from the deep that was actually good although its not the Xcom turn based game it was still solid.

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          • HvR

            March 25, 2014 at 12:00

            Up there WC is pushing it.

            And Halo Wars was good RTS especially for a console, still failures because they are trying to convert fans from one genre to another.

          • Johan du Preez

            March 25, 2014 at 12:15

            Did you actually play Xcom Interceptor it was in allot of cases better than WC prophecy mechanics wise.

            Dont get me wrong I hate all the crossover genres they tried with the Xcom series but I have to give credit where it is due.

          • HvR

            March 25, 2014 at 13:41

            Yes, played through once; swopped it for a copy of X-com: Apocolypse (came out the year before Interceptor) which I still played (with patches and mods) up until 2001/2.

            Interceptor wasn’t bad but I would not rate above WC: Prophecy. I felt Interceptor was a jack of all trades and master of none.

  12. R1ker

    March 25, 2014 at 11:54

    Speaking of which – when is Legacy of the Void coming?

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    • El Capitan del Blade

      March 25, 2014 at 13:31

      One week before the void takes us all…

      Reply

  13. DrKiller

    March 25, 2014 at 12:27

    Come on Blizzard! Make this game amazing 🙂 You can make a whole series of third person games, it doesn’t have to stop at the Ghost… After that we can look at the Marine or a Dark Templar 🙂

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  14. dra6o0n

    April 1, 2014 at 07:31

    They could collaborate with the natural selection team for a PC version due to the marines vs alien styled fps and RTS mechanics.

    Reply

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