StarCraft 3- Will it ever happen?

When comes down to popular real-time strategy video games that has been released within the past fifteen years one of the most successful PC titles that we have seen was the StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty title from 2010. As many people know StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty was the successor to the critically acclaimed Starcraft game from ’98 and it seemed like almost every aspect about game was better than its predecessor. The overall presentation for for StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty was amazing including the storytelling aspect in campaign mode along with the voice over acting and mod editing features that was present in the game. One of the main drawbacks about StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty was the fact that LAN gameplay was absent possibly because Blizzard Entertainment wanted to focus more building the online multiplayer aspect of the game. While there was a bit of an uproar within the gaming community back in 2010 over the absence of LAN gameplay for StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty the game itself was almost perfect in the eyes of many people. The campaign in Starcraft 2: Wings Of Liberty offered players roughly over 25 different missions and the game itself was considered to be challenging especially for newcomers; since players had to try and remain one step ahead of their opponents during gameplay.

The popularity of StarCraft 2: Wings Of Liberty spawned two expansion packs that were released between ’13-’15 known as “Heart of the Swarm” and “Legacy of the Void.” Even though, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty has been free to play since 2017 there have been many people who have wondered on whether or not Blizzard had any intentions on developing a StarCraft 3. Its been over a decade since StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty was released for Microsoft Windows and macOS and people are starting to think that Blizzard Entertainment has given up on the Starcraft series altogether. Even though, real-time strategy RPG’s are not quite as popular as they were about twelve years ago the idea of seeing a potential Starcraft game in the future is something that would definitely turn heads all across the gaming world. Its quite possible that Blizzard has diverted their attention away from the StarCraft series seeing how popular gamers like Diablo III and Overwatch became during the 2010’s decade. It should also be noted that as successful as StarCraft 2 was back in the early 10’s following its release it still managed to sell less than its ’98 predecessor. While Starcraft 2 managed to reach roughly around 6 million copies in sales the original game from ’98 hit approximately 11 million. Both Diablo 2 & 3 managed to blow StarCraft 2 out of the water in terms of sales which clearly shows that substantial number people have lost interest in the science faction real-time strategy series over time. Besides in the past six to seven years Blizzard has made no type of announcements whatsoever indicating that they have any plans on releasing a new StarCraft game anytime soon.

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