Blizzard Flirting – Kind Of – With StarCraft 2 On WiiU
Blizzard has been teasing the idea of porting one of their games to consoles for some time now. Most recently they were seen insinuating that they were experimenting with bringing Diablo 3 to console, only to later confirm that they aren’t actually doing anything of the sort. But even if we’re unlikely to get a console version of D3, Blizzard knows good and well that despite their underpoweredness, consoles represent a huge untapped market that could potentially be exploited. Which is probably why they’re now teasing the idea of bringing StarCraft 2 to your television.
Speaking to Kotaku, Dustin Browder (StarCraft 2′s lead designer) said that WiiU might be a good fit for the game. “If I can control a cursor on the television with my hand on the touchscreen,” he said, “that might be able to work. Because of the hotkey scenario, it’s not like players actually play StarCraft with the mouse only—they play with the mouse and keyboard… We obviously allow new users to play mouse-only and that’s really fun, but when you get serious about the game you do move into the mouse and keyboard space.”
But, before you get too excited, Browder hasn’t actually seen the WiiU and knew almost nothing about the console before Kotaku explained it to him. So take this as nothing more than a developer riffing on a cool-sounding idea. Which is to say, we will probably never see StarCraft 2 on consoles of any kind.