Blizzard delays StarCraft II beta until 2010

By Matthew
Nov 10, 2009
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  1. If you had some shred of hope that the StarCraft II beta would arrive this year after being delayed from this summer -- it's not happening. During a presentation at Russian games expo IgroMir, StarCraft II producer Chris Sigaty made it known that the game's multiplayer beta has been pushed back to 2010.

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  2. Elohim83

    Elohim83 Newcomer, in training

    This delaying business is really getting to be tragically ridiculous.
    Let's see if the second quarter deadline holds let along first quarter beta.
  3. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TechSpot Guru Posts: 584   +45

    Yes, the delaying hurts, but let's just hope that it means they are making a much better game because of it. I'll take a polished game over a buggy game any day. Let's also hope there really is "too much content" for it all to fit in one box.
  4. hwangsta

    hwangsta Newcomer, in training

    Blizzard is known for putting out high quality content and user experience. If they feel that it is not up to par with their previous releases, they will delay it as they see fit.

    I agree with wagan, I'd rather have a good quality release then some buggy release with a whole lot of patches.
  5. pomonasi

    pomonasi Newcomer, in training Posts: 32

    honestly, i didnt expect anything for SC2 this year. wasnt this game supposed to be out in 2001 or something? i recently saw one of my old SC cd case and remember seeing something like it... in any case, all of blizzard's games face delays after delays. but, it is also true that their games are that good to wait for, no? i mean, i still play starcraft here and there and diablo 2 still lurks in my pc. and these games are close to 10 years old. so they must be doing something right. hopefully, something will be available in january.
  6. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 709   +28

    classic blizzard. one day we will be playing it and it will be good.
  7. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    Blizzard did WHAT?!

    Well I never!

    Anyway, Blizzard has yet to release a game that's anything less than perfect, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt...once again.
  8. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    At this rate Diablo 3 will be out in 2013.
  9. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Woweeeeeeeeeee who saw that coming. WoW Expansions are more profitable, so thats where their effort will stay.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,412   +281

    Not out until 2010 doesn't really mean much with less than 2 months until it is 2010.
  11. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,042   +84 Staff Member

    :) It does to the millions who have been waiting for its launch since the summer -- when it was supposed to show. I think any one of them would rather it be released next week -- or even next month -- over some undisclosed date in Q1 or Q2 of next year.
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +117

    Lol.

    Hasn't this same screenshot been used like three times at techspot for starcraft 2 related news?
  13. Windows 8 will be released before Starcraft II comes out. >:p
  14. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,022   +87

    It's not like they don't have an steady income of large amounts of cash every month. They don't need to rush things like others do, so that's why their games are always among the best. BTW i'm looking forward to the WOW movie. Is still in production?
  15. the movie..well..i think saying its still in production is kinda understatement, so far the directors have been found, we do not know anything about actors, not to speak of the day the shooting will start ( i bet u can find the names of the directors on wowwiki or smth)
  16. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    imdb

    Sam Raimi is directing it! He directed Evil Dead! One of my favorites.
  17. What a load of horse $h!t!!!!! Been waiting for SC2 and D3 since the turn of the last century. Blizzard needs time for polish???? Come ON!!! Somebody needs to light a fire under their *****, this is getting beyond the pale...it's not polish they are adding, it's figuring out how to squeeze more coin outta me!!! Blizzard, you guys SUCK!!!! Who gives a crap about battlenet??? Most of us still like to play games on our own....only the tech geeks play online because they don't have a life outside of thier game world. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it's just I'm tired of those folks always being catered to; it only makes the casual gamer more frustrated with the complexities of gaming today and drives them out of the market all together!!! Just please, for the love of Mike and the Mechanics, PLEASE don't delay the realease beyond Q2 2010. Might have to go postal on Blizzard!!!
  18. I agree! They've been touting this lateset round of releases for at least 2 years now, getting a little beyond rediculous at this point!
     
  19. Blizzard needs to get their money sucking minds off WOW and put some time into Starcraft II. We've all been waiting for years and all they keep doing is pushing the time back. I won't be suprised if we're all reading the same news a year from now.
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