|Starcraft 2, finally in beta|
Thursday, 11 February 2010 17:25
Good news for all die-hard Starcraft fans, who have been waiting with baited breath since May 2007 for the sequel to the award-winning real-time strategy game.
The sequel is called "Wings of Liberty" and boasts new multiplayer gameplay options and an improved Battle.net. It has two expansions: "Heart of the Swarm" and "Legacy of the Void". While the basic game focusses on Terran (Human) civilisation, each of the expansions focusses on one of the classic Starcraft races: the Zerg and Protoss.
The game has been a long time in development, with various set-backs. It began a year later than anticipated, in 2003, and was put on hold for a year in 2005. The initial release date was midway through last year, but Blizzard failed to make that date. The new release date is yet to be announced, however it's encouraging to see the game entering the beta testing phase.
This phase will allow players in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and South Korea to test out the game and alert Blizzard to any changes that need to be made or errors that occur.
When released, Starcraft 2 will be available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
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