StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm to Include Moddable Observer UI
StarCraft 2′s upcoming Heart of the Swarm expansion will include tools to create custom user interfaces for the game’s observer mode.
Through use of this feature, known as SC2Interfaces, fonts can be changed, layouts modified, and the entire UI can either be completely overridden or replaced with an entirely new UI. A forum post from a Blizzard developer explains the technical details, and you’ll need to get technical if you hope to make use of this tool — it’s not for computer novices.
The greatest impact SC2Interfaces will have on the game will be seen in its pro gaming scene, with casters no longer having to rely on stream overlays to cover up the existing UI. I can’t wait to see how the scene will evolve thanks to this feature.