Submitted by samoon 1947d ago | opinion piece

Starcraft 2 With Playstation Move Support = WIN

Star-craft 2 is the sequel to the original Star-craft which came out more than 10 years ago. A game so old and yet to this day people have kept playing the original, showing how popular the series is amongst PC gamers. Even though it probably will never happen or at least won’t happen in the near future due to the fact that Blizzard is mainly PC only, how awesome would it be if the series came to the PS3? Better yet how about it came with PlayStation move support? (PC, Playstation Move, PS3, StarCraft, Starcraft II)

Dramscus  +   1947d ago
I think it could happen.
There was a starcraft 64 and diablo on the psone.

Would love to see this anyway.
frjoethesecond  +   1947d ago
Would love to see this on all platforms even without motion control support. Such a great game deserves all the sales it can get IMO.
samoon  +   1947d ago
Highly agree, even though the games doing very well, more people need to know about it.
evrfighter  +   1947d ago
yes even the console crowd has caught starcraft fever.
darkmurder  +   1947d ago
And its getting all of those sales on PC, for starters when you are joining units together you map it from 1-9. Thats 9 buttons just on that alone, not possible on consoles sorry! You can all dream but this is just one of those great exclusives that will never come to consoles.
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Kleptic  +   1947d ago
i've never wanted an 'exclusive' game to come to a platform i have like StarCraft 2...I have it, but would love to play it on the PS3 WAY more than my laptop...mostly because of PSN friends, better TV, sound, etc...plus PS3 supports mouse and keyboard anyway...could be nearly a direct port...

darkmurder I see what you are saying...but it 'could' easily go to PS3 if they simply forced use of a keyboard...i'm blaming ms and the 360 on this one...if the 360 supported mouse and keyboards also...it could almost be a given to go to consoles, and they wouldn't need to change the control scheme at all for the most part...

here's to hoping...but it won't happen...they simply won't spend the time to port it and have to come up with some way to control it with the DS3 or 360 controller...no RTS has ever really penetrated the console market because of exactly that...its been tried, but quickly forgotten every time...

and saying 'you have to have a keyboard and mouse to play this' will never sit in a marketing plan...even though anyone that knows anything about starcraft 2 would have it no other way...
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Lich120  +   1947d ago
Yeah i don't really get the PS Move malarkey articles. Why would you want it on move when your console supports KB/M. No offense, and the Minority Report feel would be cool, but those people would just get trounced by those using Keyboard and Mouse. SC2 has much more Micro Management than the first so the ability to just amass a huge army as your primary tactic won't get you very far at all in SC2.
DORMIN  +   1947d ago
^It would be nice to see it on the PS3, if Move or the DS3 doesn't sound like a good option, they can always add keyboard and mouse support like UT3 and LBP2.

This all seems farfetched though, Blizzard won't do it, but probably one of Activision's teams will because they know it would be a money maker.
R0me  +   1947d ago
What the hell?! We already had this topic and the discussion ended when all agreed that it isnt possible. I come here and all changed their minds?

How can you do micromanagement? What about hotkeys?
Just play Warcraft III or even the old good SC:Broodwar for a bit.
Later, when you are a good player and know the basics, come back and think again.
badz149  +   1947d ago
the PS3 supports kb+mouse by default! saying that SCII can't be done on any console is ignorant at best. even a decent laptop can run SCII at high setting with acceptable fps, so it's a walk in the park for the PS3 to run SCII if made for it. 360 can too if only M$ made it kb+mouse compatible
Kleptic  +   1946d ago
Rome...thats what everyone is saying...it 'can't' be done without mouse and keyboard support...with programmable key support; the game is easily possible on either console from a technical standpoint...its just controlling it thats a problem...meaning they shouldn't even bother trying to figure out some sort of controller adaptation of SCII...just force keyboard and mouse use for gameplay...and thats it...

the PS3 has the option completely open to any developer...the 360 does not...I know it won't happen...just saying the PS3 is actually a very good candidate for the game...

its not the 'control' issue though that is keeping it from consoles...its Battle.net 2.0...oddly enough though Sony would even allow Blizzard to force that for multiplayer (after all, MGSO had its own Konami ran multiplayer service completely outside of the PSN)...But MS sure as hell wouldn't...
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Ocelot525  +   1947d ago
starcraft 64 was on the N64(duh, just look at the title)

get your facts right

@smartass who disagreed:


I will personaly back-trace the next guy who disagrees, consequences will never be the same

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dktxx2  +   1947d ago
oops wrong place
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Ocelot525  +   1947d ago
very funny, let's disagree with OCELOT525 just for the lolz

my next move:
do you agree that you are going to disagree with this comment?

check and... mate disagreeers!
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OhReginald  +   1947d ago
more like....EPIC WIN

but like i said a while back. Even if blizzard doesn't port starcraft 2 to the ps3 and incorporate the ps move, you know sony will.
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dktxx2  +   1947d ago
Sony can't. It's Blizzard's game. And Blizz don't outsource development, if it's their game, their going to be the ones to develop it.
OhReginald  +   1947d ago
never said for sony to port a blizzard game, but to make a rts game that is meant to be played with ps move.
morganfell  +   1947d ago
dktxx2 - you are not correct. Starcraft Ghost had 2 different outsourced developers before it was placed on hiatus.

360Defender  +   1947d ago
I think he means Sony just cant decide to port someone elses game. Which they cant.
dktxx2  +   1947d ago
morgan, that game never came out. So obviously they are not very fond of other developers.

And reginald read what you wrote. you never said sony would make there own rts, you said if Blizzard doesn't port starcraft 2, then sony will. Its simple comprehension buddy. seems like you meant to put another verb phrase in there.
badz149  +   1947d ago
Starcraft II is selling the way it is because it's STARCRAFT a.k.a selling by the name and it's developed by Blizzard! even if Sony or anybody else for that matter copy and paste SC's assets and make another game called NOT "Starcraft", maybe like "Galaxy Miners and Fighters" or something, it will not be received as well as a Starcraft game. so, although possible but to duplicate the success is another thing
morganfell  +   1946d ago
I believe your remarks were "Blizz don't outsource development". I don't believe lack of fondness was in your original line of reasoning. Let's see.....no, nothing about fondness in your first remarks.

The biggest reason the game never came out was the beating it took in the previews. The game was being built at the end of the last generation when looks at next gen titles were being shown. Blizzard felt they should put the title on hiatus. Had they been in development for the current gen it would have shipped.
360Defender  +   1947d ago
And they both played like crap. If you want to play PC games, get a gaming rig and do it right. PC games shouldnt be gimped for kiddie home consoles.
toyuts  +   1947d ago
you don't get it...
none of you saw the tech demo if you want the keyboard and mouse.. i mean that can be used as well nothing aginast it but if you saw the tech demo that the author is talking about you wouldn't suggest keyboard and moues... you guys need to do your reasearch first but keyboard and mouse isn't bad either
kevnb  +   1947d ago
i suppose it would be better than controller
but that input lag and lack of keyboard, no thanks
frjoethesecond  +   1947d ago
For some reason I think natal would work better for an rts type game than move. I can picture the minority report type control for units and pressing commands etc.

A motion controller would defiantly be a closer match for an rts than a joypad. It'd be inferior to a kb and mouse but not as bad as a joypad IMO.

Think I'm a fanboy? Check my comment history before disagreeing or removing my bubbles.
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samoon  +   1947d ago
I have to disagree, imagine trying to move specific units using your finger tips, how close to the tv would you have to be, to be precise? I don't think it would be good.
frjoethesecond  +   1947d ago
I never thought of that actually. I can defiantly see a challenge in that unless your hand controlled a cursor or something but then the natal benefits are diminished so yeah. Not such a good idea after all.

It could still work with a cursor though IMO.
karl  +   1947d ago
natal cant see your fingertips ... just saying

and how are u going to select those units? and press those commands?

there are no buttons on natal... u could hold your hand over tihngs .. but thats to slow.
jneul  +   1947d ago
right that is why ruse kinect support got taken away, have you seen the awesom noe 360 sixaxis mod for kinect lol, maybe you can use that lol
Poseidon  +   1947d ago
waits for omega, sodapopinthesky, knightdarkbox to join the discussion. as for me, im all for starcraft on the move.
LordMarius  +   1947d ago
they just want attention and you just gave it to them, good job
2late  +   1947d ago
move would take care of the mouse. All you'd need would be a keyboard
frjoethesecond  +   1947d ago
Now that you mention it the ps3 supports kb and mouse as a control method. You could have that too. The possibilities are exciting.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1947d ago
PS3 can support KB and Mouse in any game with Eagle Eye.

Or is the decision from the Developers to add official support of KB and Mouse on PS3, like Unreal Tournament 3.
TheTeam06  +   1947d ago
Move & Keyboard would be a nice fit!
il-mouzer  +   1946d ago
move and keyboard together at the same time?

yeah I'd like you to try that...
Cairnius  +   1947d ago
Ugh. Stories like these are what give N4G a bad name.

"Even though it probably will never happen or at least won’t happen in the near future due to the fact that Blizzard is mainly PC only, how awesome would it be if the series came to the PS3? Better yet how about it came with PlayStation move support?"

Not only is the writing awful, but hey, let's speculate about something that Blizzard has said -nothing- about, and will likely never do, and how cool it would be!!! OMG ROXXORS!!!

It's only a matter of time before this story winds up on GJAIF. Good job, whoever approved this. :)
FantasyStar  +   1947d ago
Agreed with everything you just posted. Whoever wrote this are idiots, whoever approved it are just as much.
BannedForNineYears  +   1947d ago
That's what I said. v_v
NiteX  +   1947d ago
As much as I love my PS3, I have to say this would never work. Just buy the game for your PC, it's not like you need an epic video card to run it.
Agent-86  +   1947d ago
My PC is for all my FPS and RTS games (which are simply better on a PC) while the PS3 makes a great complement with its remarkable lineup of exclusive games. I got my PS3 slim Oct. last year after the Slim launch and price drop. It's been a great purchase. I really enjoyed the major exclusives (like UC 1 & 2, Infamous, GOW3, Heavy Rain) with some others that are not available on my PC (like Red Dead Redemption, Fight Night 4, Madden 10) and ones that are just better on the PS3 than the PC (like FIFA 10).

Most of the 360 exclusives are also on PC and usually better so I haven't seen it being necessary to buy a 360 plus it's annual fee. Before you argue Live cross game chat, we PC gamers have already had it for ages with TeamSpeak, Ventrillo, and now Skype (all free, by the way). In fact, with my PC and PS3 connected to the same LCD TV, my friends and I have the ability to cross-platform chat. Also, the games that are truly exclusive on the 360, like Halo, I'm just not interested in since PC FPS's are so much better (IMHO).
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Gamer_Z  +   1947d ago
I don’t know why people get butt heart when an article like this comes out? I love Starcraft best RTS in my opinion so why wouldn’t you want more people to play it. I hope it comes to the PS3 I don’t think it will, but I hope it does. I would buy it even if I have it for pc already.
Darkstorn  +   1947d ago
It's not coming to consoles, for better or for worse.
Alos88  +   1947d ago
Nothing really beats a mouse and keyboard for RTS controls, you can't do much with hoykeys if you don't really have them.
jneul  +   1947d ago
multiplat games that have already dropped kinect support:
john daly
mgs rising

another one to add to the list: starcraft 2 maybe, but so far it's ps move 3 kinect 0 in multiplat games that support the motion control device...
WLPowell  +   1947d ago
PS3 has Mouse and Keyboard support so even if it sucked with move the solution was already put into place at the launch of the PS3.

It's not gonna happen anyway...
Chucky2003  +   1947d ago
Starcraft 2 with mouse and keyboard support for the game =win
slyrunner  +   1947d ago
No he is right
Play startcraft 2 and compare it 2 one, now come back to 2, there are about 30 more commands that you are able to do, im sorry, but the controller doesnt have as many short cuts, and before you start making all those moves, the enemies would swallow you whole. A direct port would be a horrible choice for a game like that, but maybe if they "Water" it down, then we will see, but honestly guys, all we've seen what the ps move can do with a rts is highlight your units , thats all, now , they can do a direct port for the ps3 becuz of the mice and keyboard support the ps3 can do, which imo = a win. But move, no guys, its way more complexed than that,why do you think that RTS aren't really shown on Consoles. Its the buttons and short cuts peeps!
SolidSystem  +   1947d ago
while Move will be about the same as a mouse, people forget how critical the keyboard is, the pros are using the keyboard to manage things without even looking at their base. using the short cuts.
wissam  +   1947d ago
You cam use a keyboard on ps3.
TheBand1t  +   1947d ago
Or just keep SC2 PC only since console RTS always blow.
Godmars290  +   1947d ago
While Diablo 3 is likely console bound, I don't see SC2. That if it is it'll be keyboard enabled.
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Senden  +   1947d ago
While I HATE kinect.. I can't help but say kinect + sc2 would be WIN.. controlling it with your hands would be FREAKING AMAZING.. ofcourse it would probably explode both the xbox and kinect itself if microsoft tried to incorporate it inside a REAL game.
lzim  +   1946d ago
no. you don't get it. not hands, not fingers, it doesn't have the resolution, speed or processing power for that (tracking hands and fingers at 100+ actions per minute).

at best you have both arms as pointing devices, not hands, and at best it will recognise simple gestures, nothing complex. I don't even think it could track you trying to do chest pumps with your arms.

remember Black and White 1? even that is too much for Kinect because you have to click for context, not just do complicated gestures. if it can be done Lionhead can do it.. but not with the Kinect we've seen so far.

Later one though if there's a new generation for PC games, if it can track hands and fingers, imagine controlling a game with both hands indipendently? would be like having two mice and many buttons per mouse, and not being stuck to a surface. hmm. there's potential in motion tracking.
TwistedMetal  +   1947d ago
blizzard could be at the level of cod sales but instead they want to be idiots
if you can make a direct port and make a lot of money then you freaking do it. end of story.
tiamat5  +   1947d ago
Kinect's clumsiness prevents it from being used with games that require precision. Besides like I told the other Starcraft PC crazed people if Blizard and Sony managed to make a deal to put it on the PS3 somehow, that really isn't any of your business. It doesn't change your PC version at all and if it works we get to enjoy it too.
MikeTyson  +   1947d ago
Hell, i'll play with a Dule shock 3 controller!
DaBadGuy  +   1947d ago
RTS's are never as good on consoles. Maybe move or kinect could change that, but probably not.
lzim  +   1946d ago
very probably yes, but they have memory and rendering limitations,

if you don't mind crap like SupCom I'm sure they are making something with motion controls as we speak if for no other reason but to help marketing of their next game.

but LBP physics and graphics applied to something like Starcraft? needs another class of consoles.
jdktech2010  +   1947d ago
Try and play Starcrarft or any blizzard RTS without mouse and keyboard and you'll cry from frustration.....they would have to rework some of the mechanics because I just don't see how a controller (even Move or kinect) could do something like this. You would have to build from the ground up (like Halo Wars did)
DA_SHREDDER  +   1947d ago
Yall some stupid mo fos. Any game can be done on the ps3, it supports dual shock, keyboard and mouse, and now Move. You tards on here need to just stop posting on this site. You make me sick.
itsralf  +   1947d ago
I want World of Warcraft on PS3. I really want to play with maxed-out settings, but I can't. I'm not ashamed to say that I am too poor to buy a new high-end gaming pc...

But seriously. Just hook up my wireless mouse and keyboard and BAM...
ktchong  +   1947d ago
Not gonna happen
and it's mostly because of Battle.net, which doesn't work with PS3 or any console.
Petro  +   1947d ago
You do know that Blizzard is allowed to implement Battle.net to PS3 if they wanted to? Not saying that it would happen but I would be happy if it did.

I'm never going to buy Starcraft II for PC, but I would buy it for PS3 if the game had Move and mouse/keyboard support.

I love strategy games most of all genres and I even waste my free time by slowly making my own turn based strategy game. If it would be possible I would make my game for PS3 and add Move, keyboard and mouse support for sure.

Anyway if anyone is interested in free PC strategy games check out http://springrts.com/ It's just an game engine but there are some "great" games for it. If your not happy with the content, its relatively easy to make content for it :)

I made a wall of text and gone little offtopic too, but that shouldn't kill any polarbears I hope.
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Jrome  +   1947d ago
Sony should just make a first party RTS with move support and get it over with.
lzim  +   1946d ago
because it is just that easy to conceptualize, develop and deliver a full blown game.

look at Blizzard.. 12+ years.
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Jrome  +   1945d ago
No one said it's supposed to be a launch title..i expect them to work on it lol
lzim  +   1946d ago
your arms would get tired
using move for anything more than a few minutes at a time.

consider something more appropriate to PC interface like keyboard+mouse complimentary multitouch pad. youtube: 10/GUI

How would move handle unit groups? you need a keyboard.
Letros  +   1946d ago
You guys seem to forget the game would have to natively support a DualShock 3 even though it could use a M/KB or Move or w/e, how can Blizzard possibly balance a game based on some people only playing with a DS3, its impossible and would be a complete waste of time as anyone who really wants to play SC2 has a 5 year old PC that can do so.

Sony should experiment with RTS and move, however RTS games are incredibly hard to perfect and balance, it's no easy task, which is why SC2 is so incredible 3 factions, with near 33% online win rates each and 100's of different tactics to choose from.

Most RTS games get 80-90 scores, for one to get above 90, much less 95+ is truly an amazing accomplishment.
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Prcko  +   1946d ago
defenetly win!

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