Starcraft: Ghost 'just as likely' as Lost Vikings 3, says Blizzard

Starcraft 2 lead designer Dustin Browder says no one at Blizzard ever talks about bringing back Starcraft: Ghost, making its revival "just as likely" as Lost Vikings 3.

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Starcraft 2 is a critically acclaimed revival of the franchise, but some fans still feel the pangs of the canceled Starcraft: Ghost. Now that Starcraft 2 is setting the world ablaze all over again, might we see the canceled project brought back too? Not likely.

"There are no plans," SC2 lead designer Dustin Browder said.

"I'm not saying we won't ever, but I'll tell you what I do know: There are no meetings going on. There is no team. No one talks about doing it," Browder told Kotaku. "It doesn't mean that in two years from now, we won't have those meetings, the team won't be formed, but there is literally nothing happening around that game right now that would indicate that there's any likelihood that it will happen. It's just as likely we'll do that again as Lost Vikings 3 or whatever. There's just no guarantees one way or the other, but nothing is happening."

If you're incredibly optimistic, you might be thinking, "awesome, Lost Vikings 3!" But we're pretty sure that's not how he meant it. While Browder's comments are laced with language that anything is possible, Ghost doesn't even seem to be on the table right now for Blizzard.

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    June 19, 2012 8:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Starcraft: Ghost 'just as likely' as Lost Vikings 3, says Blizzard.

    Starcraft 2 lead designer Dustin Browder says no one at Blizzard ever talks about bringing back Starcraft: Ghost, making its revival "just as likely" as Lost Vikings 3.

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      June 19, 2012 8:47 AM

      Ghhh I want Lost Vikings 3!

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      June 19, 2012 8:49 AM

      I can understand being burned by the Starcraft Ghost experience, but why drag Lost Vikings into this? Lost Vikings would be a great ipad/tablet game

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      June 19, 2012 8:53 AM

      Lost Vikings 3! I miss Olaf.

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      June 19, 2012 9:08 AM

      awesome, Lost Vikings 3!

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      June 19, 2012 9:22 AM

      Why do people even ask about this? Do they also want warcraft adventures?

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        June 19, 2012 11:18 AM

        YES.

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          June 19, 2012 11:19 AM

          nice little bit of trivia, the company in charge of doing the cinematics for Warcraft Adventures was the same company who did those hilariously awful cutscenes in the CDi link adventures.

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      June 19, 2012 9:23 AM

      sad face

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      June 19, 2012 9:23 AM

      I want a new Rock 'n Roll Racing...

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      June 19, 2012 9:32 AM

      After the LANless SC2 and DRMablo 3, I don't give a shit about what's next for Blizzard.

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        June 19, 2012 9:42 AM

        agreed

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        June 19, 2012 11:26 AM

        Blizzard is very sad to see you go.

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          June 20, 2012 8:28 AM

          Haha, aw.. fanboy is fanboy. Let me drill it down for you: It hurts Blizzard if people don't care about their games.

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      June 19, 2012 9:52 AM

      Fuck yeah Lost Vikings 3! Ghost was Nihilistic who are average so whatever.

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      June 19, 2012 9:55 AM

      I think they don't want to try to fight in the FPS/TPS genre, so they're sticking to what they know (until they release Titan).

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      June 19, 2012 10:17 AM

      Thats a shame... I remember playing ghost multiplayer at E3 and it was one of the most innovative titles at the time. I was ready to buy the game then and there from 10 minutes of play.

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        June 19, 2012 10:45 AM

        The MP really didn't get much press. It was also shown with a new mode at the first Blizzcon.

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      June 19, 2012 10:57 AM

      blizzard should really just make a new game

      i'm looking forward to whatever they're doing with titan

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        June 19, 2012 11:03 AM

        did they confirm titan is a new ip because it could just be a code word for Starcraft MMO.

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          June 19, 2012 11:27 AM

          no, and that would be super shitty of that were the case because jesus christ blizzard. seriously.

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          June 19, 2012 1:43 PM

          I thought they did? Either way hell yes new ip now plzkthx

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          June 20, 2012 12:34 AM

          they said it was new IP and hinted briefly at a mmo shooter, however that may have changed in the 2 years since they said it.

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      June 19, 2012 11:06 AM

      does that mean we're getting both!?!

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      June 19, 2012 2:07 PM

      As someone who tested the Alpha of Ghost, i say good riddance.

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        June 19, 2012 2:19 PM

        The SP was pretty average, but the MP was awesome or at least seemed that way.

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      June 19, 2012 2:36 PM

      I'd be far more interested in a Lost Vikings 3 than any of their recent games, to be honest.

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      June 19, 2012 2:43 PM

      Oh god, imagine how good the story and writing would be :D

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      June 19, 2012 3:08 PM

      StarCraft: Ghost was announced almost 10 years ago (TGS 2002). http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/ghost-dog-way.php

      The feeling of intense disappointment in the air was palpable. Then came the rage. People ranted that it wasn't just "not Starcraft 2" it was a console game that extended and no doubt ruined the franchise.

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      June 19, 2012 3:21 PM

      A Lost Vikings 3 would be fully rad! Blizzards best property.

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      June 19, 2012 4:09 PM

      I may have been one of those folks who waited for DNF, but come on, this was supposed to come out for the GameCube.

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      June 19, 2012 4:46 PM

      Strangely, not a single one of Blizzard's games has attracted me in the least.
      There is no ideological reason at all - their aesthetic is just totally opposite mine, I guess.
      When I see the Blizzard logo I'm just 8|

      Of course, people seem to love Nolan's Batman movies too, and all they do is put me to sleep.


      Those are probably the only massively popular franchises (well, here at least) like that which do nothing for me.

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      June 19, 2012 9:19 PM

      Just watched that entire opening scene cinematic - a bit dated now, but man Blizzard did cinematics right back in the day. That must have been about the end of their 'good cinematic' days. That was a cooler opening sequence than anything they've released since and including World of Warcraft.

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      June 20, 2012 4:29 AM

      Found an old Blizzard product guide today that has SC: Ghost in it. Had a laugh over it with a buddy.

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