The latest panel from BlizzCon has been about Starcraft 2. The big news is that the campaign will be split into three separate parts, each being sold as a stand alone game... and then Rob Pardo made a slip about Warcraft IV.
Blizzard sticking it up your A*&*^&^ and saying did you have a good time after. My god three different versions so retarded.
well.... they did the same thing with the first starcraft remember? starcraft starcraft : broodwars those were 2 parts, so 3 parts of starcraft 2 isn't really that bad
Think of the alternatives. I would not want StarCraft 2 with three average campaigns soon or StarCraft 2 with three very good campaigns 2 years from now. I'd much rather have StarCraft 2 with one very good campaign soon, and two very good campaigns later. Blizzard are perfectionists. I'm sure it'll be worth it. Oh, and the multiplayer will be exactly the same. You will get the full multiplayer experience with the initial release, which is the most important thing.
This is awesome news. It means that there will be 2 expansions instead of the usual 1 for RTS games. I wish that C&C3 had another expansion coming, but I know they wont.
even if warcraft 4 is in the works, it takes blizzard ages to release a game. It could take them half a decade to finish the game.... blizzard style
OMG did they just confirm Warcraft IV!? I still play Warcraft III with some of my friends up till this day!
Why the f()ck would you do that? It makes no sense whatsoever.
Um they are planning expansions basically. It is going to be great. They have a huge story to tell so they will span it over 3 titles.
If they charge the full price for each game in the trilogy then it will definitely be a rip-off.
Imagine that they would do that. I don't like this decision, that is lame as hell. Hopefully they're 20$ each, that is understandable and, at least to me, very exceptable.
Now, if this were Blizzard from 4 years ago, I would agree with you. But don't forget that Blizzard has since created a multi-billion dollar subsection of the industry with World of Warcraft and is now in bed with Activision. Also, don't forget that the original members of Blizzard all left that company since, and it's really not all the same people working behind these games. My point is, I think this "company" now sees an opportunity to milk this franchise for what it's worth. People who have been playing WoW since launch have paid $15/month for four years now. (adds up to about $700 spent during this period) And they probably think that they don't want to end up with "only" $60 for making the next Starcraft. This "trilogy" concept, is just a tool to squeeze more out of you. They will charge $50 for the first one (if not more), then AT LEAST $40 for the subsequent sequels. And don't forget: we don't even know if online play will stay free for Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3. Hell, they may even justify paying for Battle.net by arguing that "you can use it for both games!" Seriously, when a videogame company succeeds and switches to "milking" mode, the consumer gets milked until they puke blood.
I'll still buy them. Even if I go broke.
I don't think I'll be getting Starcraft II anymore now that they're making it a trilogy.
wow lol. so since they are planning 2 expansions, you wont get it. That makes a lot of sense.
Can I get a HELL YEAH!? I used to love Warcraft 3, brilliant game, enough of this MMO razmataz blizzard, get Warcraft back to what it was best as.
Wow... Activision raping gaming once again. Thanks! On top of diluting the GH franchise and already planning BS CoD5 DLC, we ge this? FVCK YOU ACTIVISION. I hope consumers don't fall for this sh1t and skip this game.
Can I skip Starcraft 2? It is Starcraft...
WC4! Im speechless. I simply cannot wait.
Blizzard is on a roll ... Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Warcraft 4, WOW addon...
Warcraft IV! YES!!
Don't get excited yet. I'm calling Spring 2013 on the release date.
I'm calling Spring 2011.
i was a bit dissapointed with WC 3. For some reason i didn't like replaying it like SC but indeed its great news they are working on 4.
The only thing I didn't like is a much smaller number of units then WC2. Then I kind of got used to it.
It could be good, because otherwise you may not see SC2 until 2015. It's Blizzard.
Well the fact that Blizzard's games have such a long lifespan probably factors into this decision...you know, give us and the koreans more fresh content as time goes by. I doubt they would rip us off or anything, and at the end of the day Blizzard is probably the only company I respect anymore. They take forever to deliver the goods, but it's ALWAYS top quality stuff.
anyone here play wc3 dota?
ANYHERE PLAY DOTA? if so my bnet name is thexlegend
Will WC4 be a direct sequal to 3 or will WoW have an effect on the story. I never played WoW so I wont know what is going on.
I am so excited. I am beyond excited. I thought Blizzard would milk Warcraft as an MMO for eternity + 1 year. This is one of my gaming dreams come true.
Won't be buying into the SC bullsh|t this time. I mean I love the game but making me pay 3 times for it? I guess I'll stick with my average laptop and slick console games that outshine this game anyways.