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SCII: Heart of the Swarm won’t be ready until after 2011

Saturday, 23rd October 2010 19:08 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Next year? Next year?! Not a chance, Watson.

StarCraft II producer Chris Sigaty has revealed a couple more details about the next expansion for the game, Zerg-based Heart of the Swarm.

The most important bit of news for the expansion was that it won’t be ready until after 2011 at least.

This ties in with what Battle.net director Craig Canessa said back at GDC Online when he said the HotS wouldn’t be out for at least another 18 months.

It was also revealed the story in HotS would take place less then 100 years after Wings of Liberty, but would be more then an hour long in length.

Blizzard also said that Samir Duran was not forgotten following the ending to Wings of Liberty, which seems to suggest he will show up again at some point.

Zerg-based Heart of the Swarm is the second part of the StarCraft II story arc following the release in July of Terran-based Wings of Liberty. The third chapter, Legacy of the Void will focus on the Protoss.

There’s more from the StarCraft II-Battle.net panel here.

Thanks, IGN.

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  1. macronia

    lol :D .. when we get to Legacy of the Void , i might be dead Blizzard :D .. u will lose a fan and customer by then

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Just wow… I mean seriously, thats just an EXPANSION PACK.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Giskard

    I believe Blizzard were mad about loosing the “Soon (TM)”-title to Valve, so they overcompensated.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Do you just not follow Blizzard at all?

    Its only Expansion in name and price. Blizz said it will have the same amount of content as Liberty.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4 Of course i follow. But engine is ready, game design is ready, core mechanics are there, Battle.net is completed.

    The important stuff is done there.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Yeah exactly why its taking 2 years over 5+ years.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gurdil

    “It was also revealed the story in HotS would take place less then 100 years after Wings of Liberty, but would be more then an hour long in length.”
    Two things I don’t get here…
    1)The hour-long thingy is just the vid part, right?
    2)100 years after?!? Spoiler alert, but they needed Kerrigan to get to their side so that they could prevent the Xell-Naga from being born again, right? It was said as if real nigh! Plus, she’s at least half-human, so what would she look like 100 years after? Will the swarm be led by a granny? lol

    #7 4 years ago