StarCraftWire.net reports on a possible slip-up from a Korea Gaming Conference keynote. Nova from StarCraft: Ghost might still be alive and kicking inside Blizzard HQ.
Exciting if possible, I thought Ghost was gone for good, as a console shooter game it's a bit of a leap. Wasn't the new MMORPG they're working on supposidly a new franchise?
Not sure, where did you hear that btw?
Apparently the same place Wuushu did :D
He could've work on it when it was developed. Right now it's cancelled although I would love to see Ghost on my pc or console. That Project Spectre is quite intriguing. Or maybe they realised that making mmo starcraft game would be more profitable(that's for sure) and would show more franchise world and history. I'd like to see it. And "I'm gone..." to another thread.
This was a game that I was very saddened to see cancelled, just like Tiberium (although I don't think it was that promising). sigh....
This is awesome. What if SC: Ghost is the new MMO?
No, new MMO is a new IP. Starcraft: Ghost would not fall under "new IP". Unfortunately. :(
That's true. Considering they might have a small, 5th team though. And also, Blizzard have been known to tell lies to protect their secrets. Even if that's a little bit of a long shot.
Has this actually been stated as fact?
That's the thing. I don't have a source for it. It might have been Mike saying "Something really cool new thing", in which a SC mmo would actually fit.
Maybe Blizz have been sneeky and the "new franchise" was a red herring
That is a possibility. I believe there is merit in it being a fraud, though it would be nice to see Blizzard treading into new territories rather than sequal after sequal (You'll have to forgive my inner critic, they make great games and followups but sometimes I do wish they'd step beyond their 90s hits)
I'd say they're just listing the games the guy has worked on in his resume. Just because SC ghost was canceled doesn't mean his art design/concept work on it was bad. it's fun to rumor-monger, though.
Yeah, that's a good possibility. Still, they had like tonnes of freelancers for SC:G, and it wasn't developed by Blizzard themselves. They COULD have taken it all on board, and started themselves with it on a small team, or possible some outsourcing again.
I think you are probably right, but we are still allowed to dream right? :) I remember hating Blizzard for making this game. Not because its bad or anything but because of their console only route. If they ever decide to revive November Terra (Nova) then do it on the PC.
Ohhh, really? This is a good article actually. Thanks.
I really hope they bring Starcraft Ghost back, was a good concept and would love to play as nova =).
I like Nova too :D She'd have been a fun character, always wanted to know more about the mysterious elite Ghosts of the Terrain infantry.
Starcraft has changed...
cool, to coincide with duke nukem forever's lauch date!
Wow Duke Nukem Forever. Is it me or have I been waiting forever for that title?
When was the first time Blizzard announced StarCraft Ghost ? I can't remember.
end 2003-mid 2004. that's as far as I can remember, because i had seen pics of gamecube, xbox and ps2 controls configuration.
Yeah, that's about right, I played it at one of the last large E3s in LA a few years back 2005, I think it was. Pre-360 that's for sure. It did not impress me at all. It was obviously pre-Alpha, but it was so-so. It's no surprise they canceled it.
Ghost was meh story/single player wise. Multiplayer was pretty good on the other hand... for it's time. Blizz never actually canceled the project. Just put a hold on it. Claiming the title didn't live up to the Blizzard expectations. Perhaps they are planning a resurrection. However, I'm not getting my hopes up until Blizz makes an official announcement.
Have you read the book then? Apparently THAT story line ended up in novel format instead. If they have resurrected it, they would have to use another story line anyway.
@Leord: Yes I read "Nova". Its a story about her life before you became a professional assassin. There is plenty of room for story there I'd say ;)
I, for one, would love to see this title re-surface, a few years back there was a playable demo at a convention for, at the time, EBGames and it was really looking good on the GameCube. If they haven't worked on it for a while though, the engine and everything would probably need to be re-vamped and updated for newer consoles/PC. For now this is staying in the "Duke Nukem Forever" Category.
Could it just be possible that this guy was working on Ghost before it was canned. Could just be a bad translation or clutching at straws, from the information that was posted.
Ooohh, I'd love a shooter done by Blizzard. It'll probably have very well done RPG elements and such! But I'm definitely not expecting it before 2010, they're way too busy with StarCraft II and Diablo III... We'll see!
What an ass
That butt is alone a good enough reason to continue the project...
This could mean anything, I don't think there will be any progress on Ghost for a while.
I hope they finally finish it this time
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