Starcraft II is over ten years old now, after launching its first installment, Wings of Liberty, in July 2010. Now Blizzard has updated on the game’s ongoing development and has announced that large content drops for the game have come to an end – from now of will patches focus on balance and corrections.
In a Blizzard news post, executive producer Rob Bridenbecker writes that the major update from earlier this year, which celebrated the game’s anniversary, will be the last of its kind. “We will continue to support StarCraft II in the same way we have done with our previous long-standing game as Brood War, focusing primarily on what our core and competitive communities care about the most,”
“What this means is that we will not produce additional content for purchase, such as Commanders and War Chests, but we will continue to make seasonal rolls and necessary balance sheets going forward,” he continues. “On the last note, we are not planning a Q4 balance sheet update as we did a few months ago, but as always, we plan to continue to do them as needed in the future.”
This means that future updates will aim to keep the esports scene fresh with a focus on high-level gaming. This also allows them to start looking forward to the next Starcraft project. Bridenbecker says this “will free us to think about what’s next, not just in terms of StarCraft II, but for the StarCraft universe as a whole.”
Whether that means Starcraft III is coming, or that we’ll see Starcraft: Ghost or another spin-off at some point, there’s still to be seen.
We’ll see more from Blizzard on Blizzcon Online in February, but we wouldn’t expect any major Starcraft news there – the focus will likely be on Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV.
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