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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm at least 18 months away, says Blizzard

Friday, 8th October 2010 06:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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If you’re up for StarCraft II’s next expansion, Heart of the Swarm, you’re in for a long wait.

Speaking at GDC Online in Texas, Battle.net project director Craig Canessa said the second part in the StarCraft II arc is at least 18 months out.

Canessa said features for Battle.net such as trading, broadcasting replays and upgrading profiles were “a main area of focus we’re going to be seeing on the Starcraft [II] side over the next 18 months between now and Heart of the Swarm.”

This puts the expansion at a tentative release at either March or April 2012, which is a lot more specific than Blizzard’s estimate for Diablo III, which is within the “next few years,” alongside the company’s secret MMO.

Still, we’ll get a reveal at Blizzcon, yeah? Wrong.

Blizzard told GameSpot the expansion won’t be shown in California later this month. Blizzcon runs from October 22-23.

Heart of the Swarm is the Zerg-based part of the StarCraft II story, which follows the Terran-based Wings of Liberty and precedes the Protoss-led Legacy of the Void.

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6 Comments

  1. Max Pain

    Im not happy with this…but i can understand..

    this year : WOW cata
    Next year: Diablo 3
    after that : SC2 Hots

    #1 4 years ago
  2. themadjock

    Crazy…. all they need to create is the cinematics and SP maps. They should have already done some work on this from the years development from before the split announcement. At the rate it will be 2015 before the Protoss game….

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Yeah, this is weird.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    no HotS at blizzcon?? Son i am disappoint! D=

    It’s a bloody expansion a trailer would be enough (tho i could say the same about ep 3 -_-)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Meta_Dragon

    Wow. Three years for a damn expansion? Really? And all for 20 missions.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Talkar

    ^Aren’t you the guy who complained they are butchering the franchise (without saying how i might add). And now you complain they are taking their time to make some as close to perfect as possible? Really?

    #6 2 years ago

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