Blizzard has denied rumours that development on StarCraft II has been largely postponed until Diablo III is finished.
However, speaking to VideoGamer.com yesterday in London prior to the midnight launch of World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King, Paul Sams, chief operating officer, Blizzard Entertainment, assured fans that the StarCraft II team has "absolutely, positively... not been pulled off".
"Absolutely not" said Sams when asked categorically if StarCraft II development had been postponed in favour of Diablo III development. "They are two separate teams entirely. The StarCraft 2 team is the most veteran team at Blizzard. As an example the team lead from StarCraft, the original, is one of the lead engineers on the game. I would say maybe as much as half of that team are among our most seasoned and most veteran players and developers in the entire company."