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Blizzard Denies Milking StarCraft II

Edge Online has a Q&A with Blizzard's Bob Colayco about the revelation that StarCraft II will be released as three different products. Bob flatly denies that this is a pernicious effect of the Activision Blizzard merger and also decries accusations they are trying to milk the science fiction RTS franchise: "Activision doesn’t really factor in, because ultimately the people calling the shots on how this game is going to turn out is the StarCraft II dev team. This trilogy decision was really made by that team. Effectively, what are we really talking about here? We’ve always done our RTS games with one expansion pack. So now we’re releasing two. Is it really that weird?"

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26. Re: No subject Oct 14, 2008, 05:35 Prez
 
This is probably the only way from here on out that a non-MMO will ever be green-lit by Activision/Blizzard, so I guess I had better get used to it. I suppose I will once the first campaign comes out (assuming it rocks).

I don't get people's obsessions with having single player campaigns from every race. Instead of 10 terran missions, 10 zerg missions, and 10 toss missions, you get 30 terran missions with the first installment of SCII.

But that's not what I want. At all. I can't be the only one who absolutely loved the brilliant intertwined race storylines of SC and Brood War, can I? I don't see how I can play 30 missions of Terran and not be bored halfway through. The variety and the stark differences of the races kept the original SC fresh and exciting throughout.


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