Starcraft II is now more than a decade old, launching its first installment, Wings of Liberty, in July 2010. Now Blizzard has given an update to the game’s current development and announced that big drops of content are coming to the end of the game – from now on, the stickers will focus on balance and adjustments.
In a Blizzard news release, executive producer Rob Bridenbecker wrote that the big update from earlier this year, which marked the game’s anniversary, will be the last of its kind. “We will continue to support StarCraft II in the same way as our previous long-running games like Brood War, focusing mainly on what our core and competing communities are most interested in,”
“This means that we will not produce additional content for purchase, such as commanders and military chests, but we will continue to make seasons and necessary adjustments to the balance ahead,” he continued. “In the last note, we do not plan to update the balance sheet for the fourth quarter, given that we did so a few months ago, but as always, we plan to continue to do so if necessary in the future.”
This means that future updates will aim to keep the export scene fresh, with a high-level focus on the game. This also allows them to start waiting for the next Starcraft project. Bridenbecker says this “will set us free to think about what’s next, not just for StarCraft II, but for the StarCraft universe as a whole.”
Whether this means that Starcraft III is coming, or that we will see Starcraft: Ghost or another separation at some point, remains to be seen.
We’ll see more of Blizzard on Blizzcon Online in February, but we wouldn’t expect big news from Starcraft there – the focus will probably be on Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV.
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