Blizzard to Allow Cross-Region Play in StarCraft 2
Like Diablo, cross-region play doesn’t mean server consolidation on Blizzard’s part, nor does it mean just hopping onto a Korean server and busting onto the ladders before flipping back to the U.S. or Europe. Instead, players will start fully separate profiles for each different server they play on — so you won’t be bringing your stats along with you if you leave your home server, or any of the other stuff you’ve earned along the way.
Blizzard says Global Play, as it’s called, will hopefully be available with the release of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, or thereabouts. The developer is also working on a few other features “this year,” with the hopes of having the features ready for HotS:
- Multiplayer resume from replay
- Multilanguage support
- Clan/group system
- Unranked matchmaking
- Multiplayer replay viewing
The only trouble with all these improvements: we don’t know when they’ll actually be done. Put on your Patient Hat.