“No plans” to resurrect StarCraft: Ghost

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:13 GMT

Blizzard isn’t secretly working on long shelved third-person action spin-off StarCraft Ghost.

Speaking to Kotaku, StarCraft II lead designer Dustin Browder didn’t say it would never happen, but shut down hope fairly thoroughly

“There are no plans. I’m not saying we won’t ever, but I’ll tell you what I do know: There are no meetings going on. There is no team. No one talks about doing it,” he said.

“It doesn’t mean that in two years from now, we won’t have those meetings, the team won’t be formed, but there is literally nothing happening around that game right now that would indicate that there’s any likelihood that it will happen.

“It’s just as likely we’ll do that again as Lost Vikings 3 or whatever. There’s just no guarantees one way or the other, but nothing is happening.”

Browder noted that Blizzard staffers are “super huge fans of consoles” and that it was a “difficult decision” to halt the project in March of 2006, four years from initial announce for PS2 era hardware.

StarCraft Ghost was to be a stealth action title starring Nova, the titular Ghost, who will appear in upcoming StarcCraft II expansion Heart of the Swarm.

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