WSJ corrects $100M StarCraft II budget figure

Friday, 23rd July 2010 15:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The Wall street Journal has issued a correction on its StarCraft II story, which reported the game’s budget at $100 million.

Turns out, the figure used referred to World of Warcraft instead.

Here’s the full correction (via BigDowload)

Activision Blizzard Inc. hasn’t disclosed development costs for its Starcraft II videogame. A July 16 Technology article about the Starcraft sequel incorrectly said the company spent more than $100 million to develop the game; that figure referred to its World of Warcraft game.

Last week, the newspaper quoted analysts who expected Blizzard to turn a profit of  several million on the game worldwide this year, despite the hefty budget.

Just a case of crossed wires, then.

Blizzard’s response to VG247 over the report was it “never disclosed the development cost of StarCraft II”, and for competitive reasons, it “will not do so”.

StarCraft II is out July 27, and Blizzard has announced there will be no reviews of StarCraft 2 before the game’s launch on Tuesday, until the BattleNet servers go live.

According to RPS, the lack of pre-release reviews is likely due to Blizzard “not wanting anybody to play the game without the full suite of BattleNet features”.

Those who plan on ordering SCII digitally can download the game client now, and start pining for it over the weekend.



  1. Phoenixblight

    I already have it downloaded, now just need to wait til the 27th to install it. I can’t wait, now it will be just making sure to stay on top of studies while attempting to play.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DeSpiritusBellum

    @1 Ditto. I just hope they can handle a gazillion people needing to buy their serials all at once.

    I’m not sure that’s a very good idea. They could just let us buy the serials in advance and then activate them on launch day.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. frostquake

    Oh how JEALOUS I am of you 2, though I bet there will be some kind of HugeAssHangUp or HAHH! On day one. Let me know if it goes smooth? LOL

    #3 4 years ago

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