Gaming StarCraft II Update - October 15, 2020

tom_mai78101

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To the StarCraft community,

StarCraft is one of a kind, and we’re committed to making sure that those of you who love this universe like we do have a home here for many years to come. With that in mind, we want to let you know about a development change we’re making for StarCraft II as we continue supporting it for the long-term.

As many of you know, Blizzard continues updating its games long after the initial release—some of you will remember that we were actively patching the original StarCraft more than 10 years after it first hit store shelves. This year we celebrated 10 years of StarCraft II with one of our largest-ever patches, with massive updates to the editor, Prestige Talents for Co-op Commanders, and gameplay improvements delivered to players worldwide.

We’re going to continue supporting StarCraft II in the same manner as we have with our previous longstanding games, such as Brood War, focusing primarily on what our core and competitive communities care about most. What this means is that we’re not going to be producing additional for-purchase content, such as Commanders and War Chests, but we will continue doing season rolls and necessary balance fixes moving forward. On that last note, we’re not planning a Q4 balance update given that we did one a few months ago, but as always, we do plan to continue doing them as needed in the future. StarCraft II esports, which is part of the highest echelon of professional competitive gaming, will also continue going strong as it has been through our partners ESL Gaming and GSL.


Read more here. (Blizzard)
 

Ghan

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Sounds like they are transferring the game to the legacy games team if they haven't already. They might be redirecting some resources to new projects instead. Or they might use the opportunity to lay people off... Blizzard is known to do that these days.
 

Ghan

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I don't think Starcraft 2 had enough legs in the esports scene. It had a strong start but seems to have fallen off a bit in recent years. Blizzard does tend to support their games for a long time (Diablo 2 still gets the occasional patch to this day) so it is good to see that trend continue.
 
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