StarCraft Ghost might still be coming

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Over ten years ago, Blizzard announced a spin-off to its StarCraft real-time strategy game, titled Ghost. It was to be a stealthy third person shooter focused on female protagonist, Nova – the titular Ghost. It was never released – but it might still!

Developed, originally, by Nihilistic (the genius developers who brought you Resistance: Burning Skies and Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified on the Vita), and intended for a 2003, the game was huit by numerous delays.

In 2004, it was assigned a new developer in the way of Swingin’ Ape Studios (responsible for not very much at all). Swingin’ ape was later acquired by Blizzard – and Ghost, which caused a hubbub of excitement, was ultimately put on hold. It was never outright cancelled though – and now Blizzard suggests that it may still be a thing.

“It’s on hold. It has never been cancelled,” Blizzard Entertainment’s Matthew Burger said to OPM.

When asked if it could still be released, Burger replied with a simple “Maybe.”

That’s not exactly tacit confirmation that the game is in active development – but it’s not exactly a flat-out denial either. While I still wouldn’t advise getting ones hopes up too much, consider just how magnificent Ghost could be as a next-gen game.

Last Updated: April 9, 2013

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.

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