You got to hand it to Blizzard. They'll do anything, even postpone a game indefinitely, so that what they release will be of top quality. The PR talks about Blizzard's focusing on console development for the next generation platforms and lets us know that they put Starcraft: Ghost on a holding pattern right now. God, I can remember seeing Ghost many years ago at E3 and thinking that this just doesn't seem to be on par with the other Blizzard games in terms of fun. I applaud their decision to take a step back rather than release a below average product. Now, where's Diablo 3?
Blizzard Entertainment(R) Focuses Console-Development Plans on Next-Gen Platforms
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 2006--Blizzard Entertainment Inc. today announced plans to focus the company's console-development efforts on the next generation of console platforms. As part of this shift in focus, Blizzard(R) will indefinitely postpone production on StarCraft: Ghost(TM) while evaluating opportunities for utilizing the additional power of the new and upcoming console systems.
"Like many in the industry, we've been impressed with the potential of the new consoles, and we're looking forward to exploring that potential further," stated Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "In addition to allowing us to determine the best course for StarCraft: Ghost, this review period will help us lay the groundwork for our future console games."
In the months ahead, Blizzard will further evaluate the next-gen console technology and determine the best plan of action for offering a StarCraft(R) console-gaming experience that meets the company's expectations and those of its players. Further specifics on plans for StarCraft: Ghost and Blizzard's future console games, as well as platform and release information, will be revealed at a later date.