Post by KostaAndreadis @ 10:25am 22/10/20 | 1 Comments
Recently Blizzard announced that StarCraft II was headed into maintenance mode - meaning that it would no longer receive content drops and instead focus on stability and keeping the competitive side up to date. Which is a round-about way of saying that as of now there doesn’t seem to be a new RTS game in development at the studio that brought us the Warcraft and StarCraft series.
Enter Frost Giant Studios a new team featuring key StarCraft II talent that has raised $4.7 million to finance its first game.
Of which the studio confirms will be an RTS game - one that will focus on “epic storytelling, innovative co-op gameplay, and [the] celebrated esports that make RTS great”.
As per the video above the team includes Tim Morten (Production Director and CEO) who was the former Production Director of StarCraft II and C&C: Generals 2 and Tim Campbell (Game Director and President) who was the former Game Director of Wasteland 3 and the Lead Campaign Designer of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Plus several more Blizzard vets from the StarCraft II team and more.
Speaking to VentureBeat, Morten says, “In order to build another brand-new RTS, it felt like the opportunity to do it externally was too good to pass up. But I think all of us had a lot of love for Blizzard that made it a difficult decision to go this route.” Hinting that the focus internally within Blizzard was currently on other franchises. And that maybe kicking off a new RTS as a StarCraft II follow-up was potentially rejected.
No word yet on what the game itself will look like, or what it’s called - the team and official word so far is pointing to a robust RTS that will focus on story, co-op, and competitive play.