Blizzard Confirms New Product Next Month!

  • #1
    Big news today for Blizzard fans!

    "It took a good day of calls and emails, but Blizzard just got back to us about the rumor floating around that Starcraft 2 will be announced next month during their World Wide Invitation in Seoul, South Korea.

    According to a Korean website, StarCraft 2 is being developed in 3D with a new race and lots of changes for existing units. The site went on to say that additional details would be revealed during Blizzard's WWI on May 19th in Seoul.

    When reached for comment today this was Blizzard's official response:

    We do intend to announce a new product at the Worldwide Invitational next month in Korea, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and interest in getting an advance look at what that will be, but players will have to wait until May 19th to find out more. Also, we have a very strong connection with the characters and settings of StarCraft, and we do plan to revisit that universe at some point in the future, but we don't have anything new to announce in that regard at present.

    So that's a yes on a StarCraft 2, eventually, and a yes to a product announcement next month. The only question now is are they one in the same.
    " -Brian Crecente, from Kotaku.

    So what do you guys think? A lot of people still believe it's gonna be Starcraft (which would be fine too because, honestly, who wouldn't love to see that game revisited just as much as Diablo?) but after a statement like that, I'm thinking it's gonna either be an announcement for Diablo 3 or a completely new Blizzard title. If it's not a Diablo or Starcraft game, I'm putting my money on TacoCraft.

    Alright, let the speculation begin! May 19th simply cannot come soon enough.

    -RoG-
  • #2
    im with you on tacocraft. people could learn alot about managing the insides of a taco.....


    about the whole thing, SC2 is an obvious money maker so blizzard was still going to revisit it. diablo 3 though, they havent said anything about. hopefully this is it, because either SC and diablo fans have been waiting a long time for a continuation. id willingly give away WoW for a Diablo 3, and would be curious about a SC2.
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  • #3
    ZOMG I'm second to reply ^_^

    As cool as a new SC would be I hope for D3 way more, especially since CoH is so incredibly awesome and I'd hate to see it have to compete w/ Blizzard. In any case, based on everything we've heard for all these years it's almost definitely D3.

    If someone invents a method of time travel, please post on this forum so May 19 comes sooner ^_^_^_^_^_^
  • #4
    Also, feel free to check out http://www.starcrafttwo.com ! =) Thats my other little blizzard community.
    David Sontag - Community Master of
    Starcraft 2 - Blizzard News
  • #5
    Been there a few times, I've got an account ^_^

    Thanks for reminding me though, haven't been there in a month.
  • #6
    This can leave close to no doubt. We're talking about Korea here, the nation that airs Starcraft matches on TV. If Starcraft 2 is not the game announced at the worldwide invitational, I will be very surpised.

    Right now I just hope another product announcement will come at Blizzcon too.
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  • #7
    This is great news. And even if it ends up not being Diablo 3, I still believe it is inevitable anyway, so I'll celebrate a Starcraft 2 just the same.
  • #8
    I also hope you are all digg'ing the story!
    David Sontag - Community Master of
    Starcraft 2 - Blizzard News
  • #9
    im puttin my money on D3 being announced aswell as SC2. mainly cause the large amounts of D2 merch goin around town in the past 6 months
  • #10
    "One Statement"

    We do intend to announce a new product at the Worldwide Invitational next month in Korea, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and interest in getting an advance look at what that will be, but players will have to wait until May 19th to find out more.

    "Statement number 2"

    Also, we have a very strong connection with the characters and settings of StarCraft, and we do plan to revisit that universe at some point in the future, but we don't have anything new to announce in that regard at present.
    They actually tried to imply the point that it is not Starcraft.. ((Am I the only one who sees that))

    Anyways.. obviously...
    Blizzard has 3 major Series,,,,
    Wow (Has just been released)....
    Star Craft,,,, (has just been stated about future release.)

    Logicaly, according to this statement if it is Valid a Diablo Release, or as Mentioned a New Series.

    Diablo - Gaurenteed Millions despite review...
    New Series - Chance..

    These are just my thoughts.
  • #11
    that was the point i was about to make, but you never know with blizzard. they just might be playing with our heads, since they dont like to let on to what they are doing. however i beleive your right, and im hoping we're right. if it is Diablo 3, May 19 will be a day of celebration as well as drinking.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  • #12
    I know I was say I mean, Thats how I see it. I can't say that its going to definately be D3, but Im 85% sure It wont be Starcraft.

    Which makes it really a coin flip =)
  • #13
    God ive been waiting for this for so long.

    god i hope it isnt something WC related.
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  • #14
    im almost %100 sure it wont be WoW. too long they have concentrated on WoW and i think even they see that.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  • #15
    It seems like WC fans have plenty to chew on for awhile. That would be way too audacious of Blizzard to announce another WC project at this time.

    The time is so ripe for Diablo. I'm putting my money on it.
  • #16
    Quote from name="Elfen Lied" »
    God ive been waiting for this for so long.

    god i hope it isnt something WC related.


    read it wrong.. im out
  • #17
    2-3 months? considering ive been at this site for over a year, and have been a loyal fan of the diablo series since '96 thats a laugh.

    im almost %100 sure it wont be WoW. too long they have concentrated on WoW and i think even they see that.

    It seems like WC fans have plenty to chew on for awhile. That would be way too audacious of Blizzard to announce another WC project at this time.

    The time is so ripe for Diablo. I'm putting my money on it.


    8 WC games compared to 2 SC and 3 Diablo games, these two series are well overdue for another game.
    -Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only, truth.
  • #18
    Although i hope it would be D3, but in Korea... sc2 has more chance ...
  • #19
    Quote from name="Elfen Lied" »

    8 WC games compared to 2 SC and 3 Diablo games, these two series are well overdue for another game.

    How'd you count 8 genius? It's Wacraft 1,2,3 and WoW. and a cancelled game called Lord of the Clans
  • #20
    Quote from name="The Hidden Shadow" »
    How'd you count 8 genius? It's Wacraft 1,2,3 and WoW. and a cancelled game called Lord of the Clans


    u forgot the expansions ...
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