Blizzard has cancelled Starcraft: Ghost for GameCube, citing the lack of a viable online gaming service, but says that GameCube and Revolution are still possibilities for future projects.
Mutterings at Blizzcon last week suggested the Cube version had disappeared, and yesterday Battle.net forum moderator MicahW offered the following response: "In order to provide the game envisioned by the console team a set and readily available online solution was needed. Unfortunately the GameCube has no online service and since so much work is going in to the online portion, it would be additional work to release only part of the intended game."
SC: Ghost, which has been in development for yonks, shifting between several developers - and currently underway at Blizzard-owned Swingin' Ape Studios (the chaps responsible for Metal Arms) - was originally due to release on PS2, Xbox and Cube. However, the mod' adds, we shouldn't infer anything untoward about Blizzard's attitude to Nintendo from this cancellation.
"Nintendo systems certainly aren't something that we are against supporting. Blizzard in its entirety is based upon earlier games for Nintendo systems. The GameCube and Revolution will still be considered for future products, unfortunately Ghost will only be made available on the Xbox and PS2 at this time."
You can find out what we made of Starcraft: Ghost's multiplayer Blizzcon showing elsewhere on the site today.