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Blizzard: StarCraft 2 Beta Coming 'This Summer'

Blizzard president Mike Morhaime today confirmed that the StarCraft II beta would begin sometime this summer.

"This summer we will be opening up external beta testing, and while we haven't announced a release date yet, this phase will also signal the final stretch [of development on the game]," said Morhaime during today's Activision Blizzard conference call. Signups for the beta officially opened yesterday, with users able to opt-in to the test by way of their profiles. The test will focus on the multiplayer mode, featuring all three of the title's races and several maps.

"Our priority now is completing the core game," added Morhaime. "Once that is complete, our focus will shift [to the two expansions]."

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    May 7, 2009 2:25 PM

    excellent. The sooner this is released, the sooner they can get to releasing Diablo 3.

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      May 7, 2009 2:49 PM

      As awesome as SC2 looks, I secretly feel this way too.

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      May 7, 2009 3:14 PM

      SC > Diablo. Still can't wait for both though.

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        May 7, 2009 3:25 PM

        Not everyone is a hardcore RTS nut. For some, Action RPGs are more up our alley ;)

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          May 7, 2009 3:35 PM

          Not everyone is a hardcore Action RPG nut. For some, RTSs are more up our alley ;)

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      May 7, 2009 3:27 PM

      I don't think you realize how this all works...

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        May 7, 2009 4:14 PM

        no he's right there's actually only one guy at blizzard that makes all the games himself. His brain is the size of a watermelon but he has a very short attention span.

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      May 7, 2009 5:20 PM

      Yeah the SC2 staff can immediately be thrown into D3 development Maybe they can help finish the cinematics.

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      May 7, 2009 6:32 PM

      Sometimes my lust for SC2 surpassed my longing for D3, sometimes the other way around. I can't seem to decide which one I want more badly. Though the new Raynor voice makes me think D3 more often these days.

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      May 8, 2009 8:39 AM

      Starcraft is/was a far superior game to Diablo. Not saying Diablo's bad, just that SC is a much better game. :)

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        May 8, 2009 9:42 AM

        no point of comparisson.
        its like saying grapes are far superior than pizza

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          May 8, 2009 10:49 AM

          That's a great comparison actually.

          Grapes are a nice snack = diablo.
          Pizza is a delicious, filling meal = Starcraft.

          What I crave most is what will sate my hunger the most = Starcraft.

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