StarCraft was ten years old yesterday, and to celebrate Blizzard’s posted a retrospective of the perennial RTS. You need to read this. It’s as close to “important” as it gets in the world of videogames.
The year of its release, more than 1.5 million copies of StarCraft were sold around the world, making it the bestselling PC game of 1998. To date, it has sold more than 9.5 million copies worldwide. A considerable number of those copies have been sold in South Korea, where the game continues to enjoy unprecedented levels of popularity.
Augmented with the essential Brood War expansion pack, StarCraft remains one of the most popular online games in the world. Its legacy as a cornerstone Blizzard Entertainment franchise as well as a classic of the real-time strategy genre was recently brought back into focus with the announcement of StarCraft II.
StarCraft, we salute you. Happy birthday.