Published: Sun, October 18, 2020
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Blizzard brings an end to a decade of development on StarCraft II

Blizzard brings an end to a decade of development on StarCraft II

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that their popular RTS Starcraft II will no longer receive new content updates, the announcement was made in a news post made to their official website.

As lots of you recognize, Blizzard continues updating its video games lengthy after the preliminary launch-a few of you'll do not forget that we had been actively patching the unique StarCraft greater than 10 years after it first hit retailer cabinets.

We're going to proceed supporting StarCraft II in the identical method as we have now with our earlier longstanding video games, similar to Brood Battle, focusing totally on what our core and aggressive communities care about most. This means no more paid content will be produced but the team will focus on seasons and balance fixes moving forward. Two years later, standalone expansion Legacy of the Void was released, before the Nova Covert Ops series of mission packs came out in 2015. If one is needed in the future though, then Blizzard will get to work. The future of competitive StarCraft II in esports will continue through partnerships with ESL Gaming and GSL.

Blizzard is exiting Star Craft 2 development to focus on balance and

While Starcraft 2 will continue to exist, this news does mark the end of an era.

"We know some of our players have been looking forward to some things we're moving away from", said Bridenbecker, "but the good news is that this change won't give us the opportunity to think about what's next only in relation to".

The title originally released on July 27, 2010, and since then has seen multiple milestones that have kept the Terran, Zerg, and Protoss all eagerly murdering each other across freakish arcade game modes, a cooperative campaign with multiple commanders that brought new styles of play, a heavily contested ladder, and even the arrival of Starcraft 2 going free to play to help support a flagging player base.

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