Analyst predicts StarCraft II will not arrive until 2010

Tuesday, 30th June 2009 21:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey believes that StarCraft II will not be released until 2010 due to lead designer Dustin Browder’s comments regarding “four to six months” worth of Beta testing.

With Blizzard stating that the game is set to be released during fall/holiday 2009, Hickey feels that this will be pushing it.

“We find it increasingly probably that the game will be released in [Activision's] fiscal ’10 period,” he told Gamasutra.

He also sees WoW’s way forward to be a bit rough due to the “looming competition in the West from new MMORPGs”.

More predictions through the links.

Via BigDownload.



  1. Hunam

    Didn’t DoW2 launch a week or two after it’s beta ended?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Razor

    “More predictions through the links.”

    Nah, you’re alright…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Syrok

    Yay, more analysts.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. loki

    in 2010 or in 2011 or in 3895 still not interested in poor PC games

    #4 6 years ago
  5. David Sarkisjan

    Kickass picture, Stephany :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    Thanks! :P

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Mike

    People don’t bother to read who writes the news :(

    #7 6 years ago
  8. David Sarkisjan

    What are you talking about, Mike :D

    #8 6 years ago
  9. SwiftRanger

    Rest assured, this is gonna come out before the end of 2009, they’d be mad to miss out on holiday sales. Blizzard has no problems at all with closing up a public/closed beta to reach such a deadline, it happened with Diablo II and WoW before. They aren’t even afraid to scrap features (cfr. the guild stuff from Diablo II) then.

    #9 6 years ago

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