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News video games 16 October 2020, 10:03

author: Bart Swiatek

Twilight of StarCraft 2 Begins as Blizzard Reduces Support

Ten years after the launch of StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Blizzard Entertainment decided to limit support for the game. Developers will no longer create new paid content for the microtransaction system - collector's item boxes and commanders.

IN A NUTSHELL:

  1. Blizzard limits support for StarCraft II;
  2. The game will only receive new seasons and balance patches;
  3. Developers can take on another project related to the StarCraft universe.

Blizzard Entertainment announced a reduction in support for the RTS StarCraft II. The game will no longer receive new paid content in the form of chests (called War Chests, which contain cosmetic items) and Commanders. Developers are still planning to organize subsequent seasons and make the required adjustments to the game balance.

The aim of the changes is to redirect the workforce to other projects. Interestingly, it's possible that one of them will be something related to the StarCraft universe .

"We know some of our players have been looking forward to some of the things we’re moving away from, but the good news is this change will free us up to think about what’s next, not just with regard to StarCraft II, but for the StarCraft universe as a whole," we read in the note.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released on July 27, 2010, which means the game got ten years old this year. During this time, two extensive add-ons - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void - were released, which introduced a number of improvements, new units, as well as further campaigns dedicated to the Zerg and Protoss races (in the original game we had only the Terran scenario).

  1. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void - game guide
  2. StarCraft II - official website
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