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.
If World of Warcraft hadn't "exploded", console game StarCraft Ghost might still exist, Blizzard has said.
Blizzard exec Rob Pardo has said the company would consider doing a movie based on StarCraft - providing the right caliber of talent was involved.
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".
Downstairs there's a massed crowd of Blizzard acolytes. Upstairs, it's different. Quieter. With more tea.
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.
It'll only work once with any individual, but that once is worth everything.
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Blizzard has revealed a few more details of forthcoming tactical action game, StarCraft: Ghost for PS2, Xbox and GameCube.
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