SC2: Parts of Heart of the Swarm Will Differ Based on Your Choices in Wings
Over the holidays, Brian Kindregan, co-lead writer of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and lead writer of Heart of the Swarm, answered some lore questions and incidentally elaborated on the impact your choices in Wings of Liberty will have in Heart of the Swarm. In short, the expansion will acknowledge the choices you made, but won’t offer a significantly different experience based on them.
The question posed was:
“Since Wings of Liberty has a “crossroads” storyline that involves characters such as Gabriel Tosh, Nova, and Dr. Hanson, is it possible that any of them will be in future expansions? Because depending on the player’s choices in Wings of Liberty, some of them could have been killed.”
“I’m happy to tell you that we will track your choices. In Heart of the Swarm, you will see references to the choices you made. Now, I have to be clear: your choices from Wings will not have a huge impact on Heart, as the latter is a story about the Zerg and doesn’t get too much into the doings of some Terran rebel. But there are parts of Heart that are different depending on the choices you made in Wings.
The choices with Tosh and the lava tunnels and infested platform on Char are both referenced in Heart. The choice on Haven involving Dr. Hanson is not.”
This is to be expected — given there’s a third expansion planned, the ending of Heart of the Swarm could only have one true ending that would be used as canon.