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Blizzard Exec Reveals Date For Next StarCraft II Expansion?

by Matt Helgeson on Oct 07, 2010 at 02:35 PM

During a GDC Online session today, Blizzard's Battle.net project director Greg Canessa may have made a revealing slip of the tongue. During a Q&A session, Canessa fielded a question about future Battle.net feature updates like trading replays, broadcasting replays, and upgrading profiles. During his answer he said that these features would be "a main area of focus we're going to be seeing on the Starcraft [II] side over the next 18 months between now and Heart of the Swarm." Heart of the Swarm being, of course, the next planned installment of the company's world-beating Starcraft II. Eighteen months from now would put the release of Heart of the Swarm sometime in early 2012, just in time for the end of the world. Let's hope it doesn't get pushed back. Of course, Blizzard has said there is no official release date, but this comment seems pretty telling. At the very least it's more than the traditional Blizzard response to release date questions: "When it's done."

Let's hope that the third iteration of Starcraft II, Legacy of the Void is out sometime before 2020.