Blizzard Entertainment Inc. today announced plans to focus the company’s console-development efforts on the next generation of console platforms. The biggest news to come with this announcement is the indefinite postponement of production on StarCraft: Ghost, the console title first revealed to the gaming media back in 2003.
“Like many in the industry, we’ve been impressed with the potential of the new consoles, and we’re looking forward to exploring that potential further,” stated Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “In addition to allowing us to determine the best course for StarCraft: Ghost, this review period will help us lay the groundwork for our future console games.”
While this doesn’t surprise me, it does disappoint me. I had been looking forward to this game, as I really enjoyed the original StarCraft and this would have made an interesting followup. Oh, well… maybe we’ll see a book instead, like what happened to WarCraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans.