StarCraft 2 Beta Launching This Month, Final Game Still Targeting Mid-2010 Release

The pre-release multiplayer beta for StarCraft II is "ready to launch this month," developer Blizzard Entertainment has announced.

The revelation came while Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime was speaking to investors, accompanied by the slide to the left.

"We are slated to begin closed beta testing this month," he said, explaining that the multiplayer test will be available to participants across various countries.

Morhaime also reaffirmed that the strategy sequel is still on track for a mid-2010 release, with the company having previously hoped to launch the game by the end of June.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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