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Starcraft 2 Release Date

By Mokon - 4th January 2008 - 00:12 AM

Starcraft: it has been the best-selling strategy game of all time and the second best-selling PC game. If you haven’t heard that Starcraft 2 was announced, it’s a good bet that you are living in a cave. There is one piece of information though that even the developers may not know: the Starcraft 2 Release Date. In keeping with the season, take a look at this topic related to time; this article will be a trip through the facts and speculation on when Starcraft 2 will be released. Remember, everything in this article is speculation, but it should be a fun journey along the way. With a bit of luck, this will come close to the truth.

To begin, it is important to take a rough look at the stages of game development. The stages are divided into four parts and of course, these are simply from the user’s viewpoint. These stages are Concept, Production, Alpha, and Beta.

The first two or so stages are invisible to end user and are more or less done before the game is announced. In IncGamer’s interview with Chris Sigaty, Chris said they decided to make Starcraft 2 right after shipping the Frozen Throne. In MSNBC’s interview, they furthermore went on to say Starcraft 2 did not have a full team working on it until a year or so after the release of the Frozen Throne expansion. Why? “Well, there was a little something that came along called World of Warcraft.” Its time for some important dates, so here is a list.
  • StarCraft Release Date: April 1st 1998
  • StarCraft Broodwar Release Date: November 30th, 1998
  • Diablo II Release Date: June 29th, 2000
  • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Release Date: June 29th 2001
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Release Date July 3rd 2002
  • Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne Release Date: July 1st 2003
  • World of Warcraft Release Date: November 23rd 2004
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade: January 16th 2007
  • Starcraft II Announcement: May 19th 2007
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Announcement: August 3rd 2007
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Release Date: Unknown