Many were hoping, but Blizzard has confirmed that its massive RTS sequel to StarCraft will not be released this year. Release info for the much anticipated StarCraft MMO meanwhile is still up in the air. Ahem.
Anyway, speaking to MSNBC, Rob Pardo, Blizzard's VP of game design, said that the StarCraft sequel is "definitely not" going to be released this year.
"The only thing I can give you [that's] concrete is it's not going to be this year," he said. "Some people were hoping, because of how advanced the game looks, that we'd have it out by Christmas, but that's definitely not happening." Disappointing news for the fans who've been waiting nearly ten years already, then.
In the interview, Pardo also explained how the developer managed to keep one of the most long-awaited game announcements in history under wraps for so long.
"We keep games under code names and we teach developers to refer to games by their code name," he said. "And we're just really careful about talking about the game internally. We don't bring external folks through unannounced product areas. But I think even I'm surprised that we were able to keep it under wraps all the way to the end."
Read the full interview over on MSNBC.