Saturday, October 11, 2008

StarCraft II Trilogy

No Gundam news for this one, ^^;

Quite a StarCraft fan myself, so the announcement by Blizzard at the recent BlizzCon is quite a shock to me: the single player campaign for the game will be split into three products, very much like a movie trilogy.

The three chapters are:
Wings of Liberty - Terrans
Heart of the Swarm - Zerg
Legacy of the Void - Protoss

Each single campaign will come with upgrades and changes to the multiplayer gameplay.

The reason for the split is due to the vastness of the scope. As a matter of fact, the development of the game got bigger and bigger, and caused the development time for the Zerg and Protoss campaigns to be delayed, maybe "for years" - from lead producer Chris Sigaty.

I like the idea of the world of StarCraft II being really massive. The details to be seen in the gameplay, and well as the in-game cinematics are going to be super-cool, but then again, it's going to be really agonizing to have to wait for such a long time to be able to finish all the races' campaigns. I know some of my friends (probably with me included) are going to spend every minute we can to finish all missions the moment the game comes out (like what we did for StarCraft, Brood War, and Diablo II XD). Waiting for too long is no fun at all.

I hope Diablo III won't have to be split. Five products for five player classes is not going to be pretty ^^;

Information and images from Kotaku.