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Rumour: StarCraft II Legacy of the Void out in April?

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Legacy of the Void out in April?

Some days you get stories that you look at and think “yeah, that’s not happening”, and other days it isn’t so clear cut. Looking at a rumor posted late last night, I was sure that I was reading a lot of misinformation seemingly straight out of Blizzard HQ. But looking at it again, it seems a lot of it could be true. Maybe. Ok, probably not. ย That includes a rumor about the final StarCrat II’s release date.

A supposed insider from Blizzard has let the Zerg loose, spilling information about every game Blizzard is currently working on. Unsurprisingly, it seems that they’re ecstatic about the success of Hearthstone, and have a massive expansion lined up for the near future. The same can’t be said for Heroes of the Storm apparently, which Blizzard has little hope for. The insider expects most Senior staff to be laid off soon – despite the title not even being commercially out yet.

The most interesting leaks, however, come from both StarCraft II and Diablo III. First off, there doesn’t seem to be any plans for another Diablo III expansion, despite the roaring success of Reaper of Souls. Instead, the team is working on a brand new game set in the StarCraft universe, which aims to take on free-to-play shooter Warframe. Is this the revival of StarCraft: Ghost?

The insider says the members of the Diablo III team have been moved to a new project set in the Starcraft universe. The game will be similar to Warframe and contain gameplay aspects from Left4Dead, DayZ, Smite, and other MOBAs. It is in early pre-production, which means late 2016 or later.

Along with the, the insider confidently states that the concluding StarCraft II title, legacy of the Void, is already wrapped up and finished. They expect the game to ship between April and June, which gives Blizzard very little time to market a title they’ve scarcely spoken about since reveal. It also falls into a period where the beta for the title was expected to take place, so it’s all a little confusing.

the next Starcraft 2 game is already done and ready to go. The release date is still not settled. The current time window ranges from April to June.

Take all of this with a massive doses of salt, because it doesn’t take much nowadays to make information like this look completely legitimate. Legacy of the Void was announced ages ago, so it’s not wild to think that the game could be ready. I do, however, believe Activision-Blizzard would leave themselves a bigger gap for marketing – but nothing is stopping a June launch.

As for a possible new game in the StarCraft universe, I’m actually quite excited about the idea. But with the recent reveal of Overwatch and all the time going into Legacy of the Void, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, I’m not entirely sure where Blizzard would find more people to start up a new project. It could all still be fairly early production, so again I wouldn’t completely rule it out.

What are your thoughts though? Do you think Blizzard has given up on some of its games already and are cashing in early? Could Legacy of the Void be out far earlier than expected?

Last Updated: January 30, 2015

31 Comments

  1. You can have my Warframe when you pry it from my cold, dead hands Blizzard! #neverforgetD3beta

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    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 14:50

      At least D3 is a great game now. #NeverForgetBF4ExtendedBeta

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 30, 2015 at 14:52

        I’m just glad I was never hyped for it in the first place, saved myself a lot of cash & heartache.

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        • Tosh MA

          January 30, 2015 at 14:52

          haha, I got D3 on my xbox 360. Still love the game ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    January 30, 2015 at 14:38

    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 14:45

      It sounded way too outlandish to be true in any case.

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  3. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    January 30, 2015 at 14:45

    Well Diablo not getting any more expansions is a given. All the Diablos were: Base game + 1 expansion.

    As for a Starcraft FPS to take on warframe? I seriously hope not. A single player experience without all the online nonsense would be far better

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    • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

      January 30, 2015 at 15:03

      It’s not “a given”. StarCraft only had Brood War after all.

      Anyone that followed the Diablo 3 announcements and news at last year’s Blizzcon was very much aware that something big was being avoided by the Diablo team, since the entire team *is* still working on Diablo and it’s obviously not just to make patches. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Neji

        January 30, 2015 at 15:06

        Yeah the way the story ended in RoS…. there will be another expansion

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        • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

          January 30, 2015 at 15:08

          I personally think that there may be two more, if not more.

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  4. Neji

    January 30, 2015 at 14:48

    Look the moment they start beta testing stuff… thats when you can put a clock on when it’ll get released.

    Also… I am willing to place my sole down as surety for a collectors edition of “Legacy of the void”

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    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 14:49

      I would trade my old sole for a collector’s edition any day.

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 30, 2015 at 14:52

        In the mood for some soul at Cape Town’s fish market after work ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • Tosh MA

          January 30, 2015 at 14:53

          They’re playing jazz and blues at the fish market?

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 30, 2015 at 15:05

            Nope, the fish, “soul”

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 15:08

            Without them being able to speak, how did a fish tell you its name? Also *Soul

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 30, 2015 at 15:09

            it was telepaffy between me and the fish called Soule

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 15:10

            Awww cute, it’s like Walle, but the fish version. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 30, 2015 at 15:12

            Anyways, with some lemon butter and yummy soul in my belly tonight, I will have some rest for my sole ;P

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 15:12

            I prefer kingclip myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 30, 2015 at 15:14

            *preffer

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 15:31

            I can’t keep on.

            I hate you…

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 30, 2015 at 15:32

            Shame buddy. Let me make it up to you by taking you and the Missus out for some tyger prons? *RUNS*

          • Tosh MA

            January 30, 2015 at 15:38

            You mother… ^%$#@

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 30, 2015 at 15:39

            LOL Did I finde you’re kryptonyte?

  5. Ghost In The Rift

    January 30, 2015 at 15:00

    Is this also a “Always Online” game?

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    • Rage

      January 30, 2015 at 16:06

      Probably almost…well it’ll be close enough with the silly little checks for patches (and just making you log on randomly like Steam does otherwise it’ll leave you out in the cold) and crap before it allows you in to play (has happened to me with the previous two SC II campaigns – want to quickly get in a short little 1v1 against the AI? HAHA FOUR FARKING HOURS later the thing is still patching it’s stupid self).

      I own DIII (it was extremely difficult to resist with all the hype at the time) but I will never buy anything from Blizzard again unless it includes the option to play offline (funny enough I actually got a key for the Heroes of the Storm beta too…figured it was free and tried it and within 10 minutes of play I confirmed that I’m not a MOBA boy).

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      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 30, 2015 at 16:27

        LOL yeah the only reason i have never bought a Blizzard game was cause of no offline option, the last game was Warcraft 3 i think.

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  6. Lardus-Resident Perve

    January 30, 2015 at 15:39

    Its Blizzard – after no Offline LAN on SC2 and the fiasco with always online SP for D3, I couldn’t give a f…I still have not finished SC2 or gotten the expansion, and have not gotten Reaper of Everyone not Ginger either

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  7. hairyknees

    January 30, 2015 at 17:19

    “The same canโ€™t be said for Heroes of the Storm apparently, which Blizzard has little hope for”

    Wot? The game is awesome! All Blizzard need to do is slash the prices of their heroes and extra in my opinion, as they are farking pricey.

    As for April release of Legacy, I doubt it. This is Blizzard, the company that tease a game for 45546 years before letting it out into the wild ๐Ÿ˜›

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  8. James Blacksmith

    February 1, 2015 at 00:21

    Starcraft is dead.

    Pro’s have moved on, casters have moved on. Folk are actually struggling to find games.

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