Blizzard: Still Targeting First Half of 2010 for StarCraft 2


Coming out of yesterday's BlizzCast, the official Blizzard podcast, Shacker yAak noticed that StarCraft II lead producer Chris Sigaty dropped some juicy information about the length of the current multiplayer beta and retail release plans.

During the podcast, which focused on the release of the beta, Sigaty revealed the following:

We were targeting three to five months for the beta, we're really at a three month period of time for the beta at this point. We are still targeting the first half of this year... [for release.]

Blizzard had previously stated that the beta would run for around six months, which would have put the retail release of StarCraft II out of the first half of 2010. A three month beta would give Blizzard enough time to make changes based on feedback and have the game out the door before the first half of the year is through.

Then again, this is Blizzard. I'll believe it when I see it!

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    February 26, 2010 10:03 AM

    Hmmmm...does this mean that they could have a 2nd beta key hand out? I hope so...

    Opt in like 6-7 Months ago and no key :(

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      February 26, 2010 10:10 AM

      I'm going to get a lot of envy for this comment. I received TWO beta keys from Blizzard. So to answer your question at least two waves have been given out already. And just because I want you all to hate me more, I sold them both on ebay for 235$ and 212$ respectfully. I have no interest in even playing SC2. I do, however, like money.

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        February 26, 2010 10:12 AM

        Honestly, I would've done the same thing, I can wait for a finished project and this way I'd get to play it "for free" for longer, also, PC upgrades :D

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        February 26, 2010 10:19 AM

        "I sold them both on ebay for 235$ and 212$ respectfully"

        Did you sell them with respect? Or did you perhaps mean "respectively"?

        On a more related note, I've got a Beta key, been playing a fair bit. Getting my arse kicked most of the time. Blizz said there'd be a few waves as the beta went on though.

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        February 26, 2010 10:30 AM


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        February 26, 2010 1:11 PM

        Envy? Or will we just think you're a show off? Hey look at me I made my by breaking the law. (law blizzard term of agreement whatever)

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        February 26, 2010 1:37 PM

        I envy the $447 and the self control to not use one up. But, you said you're not interested in SC2 so, I guess its not that much of an issue for you.

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