Blizzcon 08: StarCraft 2 Trilogy Confirmed

| 10 Oct 2008 23:48

We all knew that something big was coming out of Blizzard when all the press were directed to the StarCraft 2 Gameplay panel. But even the biggest StarCraft fans, myself included, were certainly not expecting anything like this.

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Blizzard announced today that StarCraft 2 will be released as three separate expansions, one for each race. The expansions will be chronological and will go in the following order; Wings of Liberty (Terran), Heart of the Swarm (Zerg), and Legacy of the Void (Protoss).

This unexpected move was a result of the design team's ambitions to create an "epic" feel for each campaign. Blizzard VP of Game Development Rob Pardo explained that separate expansions will allow for more in-depth and longer campaigns for each race rather than a truncated version that would occur with a single release.

Jonathan Tietz is the admin for StarCraft2Forum.org and will be updating the latest news from Blizzcon with the Escapist and WarCry teams!

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If you put it that way, I'm sure they have already decided that since each campaign is deserving of a separate "game", then they are deserving of a full price.
What matters is whether the players will think that or not. Me? I just hope that any one of those would have a full multiplayer.

If the games are going to be worth full price, they'll be full price. If not, they'll be priced accordingly.

Simple as that.

Doesn't take much marketing to get people to buy games these days.

Unlike the Valve games, these are presumably going to be focusing on events happening in parallel. It doesn't seem to me like a particularly good business move, but then again, what do I know? I'm not a marketing specialist.

Meh. If you are getting addicted to games, you should probably do something about it.

Blizzard may not bring out the best deals but they make their games as addictive as crack so you end up paying them regardless.

At least Valve makes good deals on their games.

Starcraft cash cow will be milked to the last drop. I think they took a hint from Valve actually.

Riiiiight. Anything to grab some more mullah. What has Blizzard turned into? It's that damned Vivendi, I tell you.
Each of those "packs" had better cost $20, or I ain't buying none of 'em.

Blizzcon 08: StarCraft 2 Trilogy Confirmed

We all knew that something big was coming out of Blizzard when all the press were directed to the StarCraft 2 Gameplay panel. But even the biggest StarCraft fans, myself included, were certainly not expecting anything like this.

image

Blizzard announced today that StarCraft 2 will be released as three separate expansions, one for each race. The expansions will be chronological and will go in the following order; Wings of Liberty (Terran), Heart of the Swarm (Zerg), and Legacy of the Void (Protoss).

This unexpected move was a result of the design team's ambitions to create an "epic" feel for each campaign. Blizzard VP of Game Development Rob Pardo explained that separate expansions will allow for more in-depth and longer campaigns for each race rather than a truncated version that would occur with a single release.

Jonathan Tietz is the admin for StarCraft2Forum.org and will be updating the latest news from Blizzcon with the Escapist and WarCry teams!

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