Analyst Sees StarCraft II Inevitably Delayed To 2010S

Blizzard set its sights on one "front line release" for 2009, a title that we expected to be StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the first of three StarCraft II games. One analyst isn't so sure Blizzard can make it.

The day after Activision pushed back sci-fi first person shooter Singularity, Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia believes that the signs that StarCraft II will be ultimately be a 2010 title, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

We've already braced ourselves for the bad news, considering Dustin Browder, the game's lead designer, told us the developer needs four to six months of public beta exposure to get the game in tip-top shape. Still a possibility, as Blizzard released StarCraft: Brood War at the end of November 1998, but looking less and less likely as the days progress.

Blizzard has never officially dated the game, only saying the highly anticipated StarCraft sequel would be released when the game "meets our standards and the expectations of our players." And those expectations are, well, kinda high.

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