Blizzard Entertainment has quietly confirmed that StarCraft: Ghost, its ambitious tactical-action game based on the StarCraft real-time strategy universe, has been delayed. Or, as the developer rather optimistically phrases it on the wires, "Blizzard today announced plans to expand and evolve the design of its upcoming tactical-action console game, StarCraft: Ghost."
"We are very committed to StarCraft: Ghost as a major part of our line-up," Blizzard pres Mike Morhaime states. "As a result, we plan to build additional time into the schedule to polish the game until it meets the high standards that our customers have come to expect from Blizzard products. We are sorry to disappoint players with a delayed launch but are confident that we will deliver a great game with the additional development time."
More details - both of new "gameplay enhancements" and the actual release date - are set to follow. However our most recent release schedule for the game's publisher Vivendi-Universal Games lists it as "Q4 2004". With this added delay, we wouldn't be too surprised to see Ghost pitch up sometime during 2005 - rapidly sliding toward the three-year anniversary of its unveiling at the Tokyo Game Show in late 2002...
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