During a full-year earnings call, Activision Blizzard let loose details surrounding their movements for 2010, with some stellar information landing for anyone on the edge of their seat for StarCraft II
A closed beta for the space-faring RTS sequel will kick off this month and include thousands of participants to "generate new excitement" for the game, while it is reportedly still on track for release mid 2010. And that's not too far away.
Other bits of news that found their way out of the conference call were:
- Battlenet 2.0 will launch when the SCII Beta launches, and SCII will be able to be downloaded directly from Battlenet 2.0 - the first of many games being offered through the service.
- The long-awaited Blur from Bizarre Creations will ship Q2, but will also be initially playable in multiplayer beta form this march.
- Raven Software's original IP, Singularity, will also finally see the light of day after being pushed back in 09 with news it will launch in Q2 as well.
Looks like we're in for a very Activision Blizzard Easter period folks.
Posted 10:38am 11/2/10
how does one sign up for said beta?
the blizzard forums wont let anyone signup without a cd key, that is pretty anal
Posted 10:40am 11/2/10
So just get WoW.
Posted 10:42am 11/2/10
Wasn't there a thing aggess ago where you set up you Blizzard account, linked your existing game keys / accounts and indicated interest?
Edit: Beaten by thunder - screw you! Next time thunder, next time.
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Posted 12:03pm 11/2/10
And submitted my computer profile and opted in for all 3 families of products.
It wouldn't let me add my Warcraft 2 Battlenet edition or Diablo 1 keys. :(
Not a fan boy, but Blizzard do make polished products.
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Out of curiousity, what's your definition of fan boy Obes? :)
Posted 12:31pm 11/2/10
i think you have a porblem
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Posted 01:05pm 11/2/10
By closed blizzard actually means "Must be korean and one of the many pro ladder ranked people in Korea."
Posted 01:22pm 11/2/10
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But yeah none of us will get it :P but not because we're not pro korean.
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Posted 01:27pm 11/2/10
Was hoping some light might have been shed on this mysterious new original IP MMO that blizzard are working on.
Posted 01:38pm 11/2/10
Hopefully they need plenty of noobs on s*** computers to test if so I'm in.
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Posted 04:33pm 11/2/10
Somehow i get this funny feeling that poor random people with average computers that are noobs who get this will be hacked and tracked down, shot by rabid fans and have there key stolen.
You heard it here FIRST!
Posted 05:39pm 11/2/10
Blizzard made an announcement, it's not like they've been saying 'coming soon' for a decade.
Posted 05:50pm 11/2/10
fark really. I reckon most people wont bother with sp.
Posted 05:56pm 11/2/10
People that will defend the indefensible or excuse crapness by referencing previous products.
eg. Typo is khel's fanboy.
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Posted 09:06pm 11/2/10
i then had to download some program to scan the computer and it uploaded my specs to the account. im now signed up for starcraft, wow and diablo beta tests.
Posted 02:09am 12/2/10
i've played starcraft and warcraft3 for as many years as i can remember, loved them both, but never even touched the single players :)
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Posted 10:43am 12/2/10
How did this turn into "OMFG MULTI MEANS BETTERZ!"... I like both?
Posted 11:49am 12/2/10
Single player is nothing like multiplayer and will probably get you into bad habits. Same with skirmish vs AI.
What thundercracker said
Posted 12:54pm 12/2/10
Like every other game out there. The SP is for the story line, and seeing as SC has a f*****g awesome story, I'm looking forward to see how it plays out. If you're arrogant enough to not play SP out of principle than you're missing out and I pity you, coz chances are i'll probably school you in MP as well.
Posted 01:19pm 12/2/10
- Beta will be a global simultaneous release
- Invites will likely go out a few days before actual availability
- Download is aimed at under 3GB
- Multiplayer-only beta, with a minimal amount of B.Net 2.0 functionality (focused on in-game comms and matchups/ladders)
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Posted 01:52pm 12/2/10
Apart from playing the shareware before i had the internet Ive never played the single player campaign. Id rather get smacked silly online by real ppl then play alone Vs a comp.
Real ppl do the strangest tactics, they backstab, make mistakes, mass units, playing in say 3v3 games you sometimes get 2 very good players and one weak player.
Ive dropped in and out of Starcraft lots of times but i still find its the best online game. Theres a bit of buzz when your game contains players from korea germany australia america all in the same little square battling away.
Cant wait for SC2 !
Posted 02:48pm 12/2/10
Reaver drop in the back of the base ftw!
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Posted 03:44pm 12/2/10
LOL. take a panadol and make sure you strap on your pad tight midda, cause you're f*****g gushing today.