Um. What? According to this Incgamers piece, Blizzard’s Rob Pardo’s confirmed that StarCraft II won’t have LAN support.
We got quite different answers about local area networking (LAN), where both Dustin or Sigaty said they were still discussing it, however, Pardo knew immediately: “We don’t have any plans to support LAN,” he said and clarified “we will not support it.” The only multiplayer available will be on Battle.net.
Blimey. Very progressive. Kind of makes LAN parties not LAN parties any more.
The game should be out this year.