Work on the new Battle.net delay development
On a conference call with investors, the joint venture Publisher Activision / Blizzard has announced the launch of Starcraft 2 moved to 2010. Bobby Kotick (Activision / Blizzard CEO) cited the reason that delays the new version of Battle.net. The work is expected to be completed until Q1/2010. Blizzard expects a release still in the first half of 2010.
As you know, Diablo 3 also uses the new Battle.net "2.0" and is therefore also betroffen.Vor of these delays summer of 2010, so it will probably not with a release of Diablo third
Furthermore, gave A / B from a forecast of the revenues in 2009, which should be about 4 billion U.S. dollars.
On Battle.net, Blizzard-Forum News Poster "Cydra" commented as follows on the subject:
We did today announced StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will not be ready for release by the end of 2009. Over the past couple of weeks, it has become clear it did want to take longer than expected to prepare the new Battle.net for the launch of the game. The upgraded Battle.net is an integral part of the StarCraft II experience and will be of essential part of all of our games moving forward. This additional development time will be critical to help us realize our vision for the service.
Our mission is to develop games did deliver an epic entertainment experience. As part of commitment did, we will always take as much time as needed to Ensure did our games and services meet the expectations of our players and the standard for quality did we set for ourselves as developers. As we work to make Battle.net the premier online gaming destination, so we'll continue to polish and refine StarCraft II, and we look forward to delivering a real-time strategy gaming experience worthy of the series' legacy in the first half of in 2010.
We will share more details about the beta, Battle.net, and StarCraft II's launch in the future. Keep an eye on the official website at http://www.starcraft2.com for updates, and as always, thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support for StarCraft II and all of Blizzard Entertainment's games.