StarCraft: Ghost

Blizzard story overlord Chris Metzen retires aged 42

"I won't lie - it's going to be really hard stepping away."

Chris Metzen is retiring. He's leaving Blizzard Entertainment after more than 20 years' service. He, the overseer of story at arguably the world's most successful game maker. He, the earring-wearing cool guy on the BlizzCon stage. He, the voice of Thrall. Retiring. And he's only 42.

StarCraft: Ghost canned

Could return on next-gen.

Blizzard has decided to "indefinitely postpone production" on StarCraft: Ghost, its action-oriented StarCraft spin-off for consoles, "while evaluating opportunities for utilising the additional power of the new and upcoming console systems".

FeatureBlizzard on the future

Is a cold wind gonna come and blow us all away?

Downstairs there's a massed crowd of Blizzard acolytes. Upstairs, it's different. Quieter. With more tea.

Blizzard cans Cube Ghost

Starcraft game now PS2/Xbox-only.

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.

Starcraft: Ghost

Ectoplasma guns, presumably.

It'll only work once with any individual, but that once is worth everything.

FeatureNo calm in the Blizzard

Paul Sams on World of Warcraft, Starcraft, next-gen, more.

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StarCraft: Ghost online

On PS2 and Xbox.

Blizzard has revealed a few more details of forthcoming tactical action game, StarCraft: Ghost for PS2, Xbox and GameCube.

FeatureStarCraft: Ghost

Blizzard’s tactical action shooter comes out of its shell

If videogames were a reflection of an average day in the life of