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StarCraft II Beta Pushed To 2010?

StarCraft II will be delayed to 2010, as might the long-awaited beta test.

When we went to Blizzard HQ to get some hands-on time with the StarCraft II single player, and talk to the developers, we ran into other gaming medial. In such an interview, Chris Sigaty told Shacknews “honestly, the best I can say right now is that we’ll get the beta out when it’s ready,” when asked about the “summer beta ETA“.

After last month’s multiplayer press event, Blizzard is listening to fan feedback and “there are things we identify that we want to take care of, and we’re trying to address them as quickly as we can.”

This means we might not see the beta this summer, or even this year. Blizzard said “four to six months” of beta testing and if StarCraft II is released in mid-2010, that could mean beta will start in January-March 2010 in a worst case scenario.

However, the main delay for the game and beta is Battle.net, and Blizzard would be more than able to start a beta period with a less than a fully integrated Battle.net.



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