Blizzard Talks Starcraft: Ghost and Why It Wasn't On the "Canceled Games" List
At last week’s DICE event, one of the things that perked up many an eyebrow was a presentation by Blizzard execs where, at one point, they listed several games that had been canceled by the famed developer. Aside from the fact that most people had no idea Blizzard had ever worked on these titles, a number of people noticed the curious absence of Starcraft: Ghost on the list. Many people still remember the stealth-based shooter that would have players traveling through the Starcraft universe in the third person, particularly since it looked almost complete the last time it was seen before being put on “indefinite hold.” Well, MTV’s Multiplayer blog decided to go straight to the source and asked Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce whether the game was actually canceled or not. Pearce’s response:
It never was technically canceled. It’s just a focus thing for us right now. We’ve got a finite amount of development resources and a lot of different things that we want to focus on so there’s always the possibility, but right now we’re spending our time on “World of Warcraft” and our expansion “Wrath of the Lich King” and “StarCraft II.”
Translation: “World of Warcraft is so popular that we don’t really have to worry about any new games for awhile.” On the plus side, it looks like there’s still some hope for Starcraft: Ghost. It just might take a decade before it ever sees the light of day again.
Via MTV Multiplayer