Many would assume this year that Star Craft 2: Wings of Liberty would be released this year due to the recent announcement of the Starcraft 2 beta FAQ on blizzard’s Starcraft 2 site, which by all means the game should be released by fall this year with a beta on the way. However as it turns out wont be happening this year which an official Blizzard PR has left a statement from 1-up.com about the reason for why the game has been pushed back, which is mainly to due to with issues for the new Battlenet network which the PR states:
Today we announced that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will not be ready for release by the end of 2009. Over the past couple of weeks, it has become clear that it will take longer than expected to prepare the new Battle.net for the launch of the game. The upgraded Battle.net is an integral part of the StarCraft II experience and will be an essential part of all of our games moving forward. This extra development time will be critical to help us realize our vision for the service.
Our mission is to develop games that deliver an epic entertainment experience. As part of that commitment, we will always take as much time as needed to ensure that our games and services meet the expectations of our players and the standard for quality that we set for ourselves as developers. As we work to make Battle.net the premier online gaming destination, we?ll also continue to polish and refine StarCraft II, and we look forward to delivering a real-time strategy gaming experience worthy of the series? legacy in the first half of 2010.”
All though this is not uncommon for Blizzard to push a game the question is, when will the final product come out? Hopefully are answers will be reviled with the upcoming Blizzcon this year.
- Sgt. Angel