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Ghost may still see the light of day
Blizzard revealed its list of canceled games, but StarCraft Ghost wasn't one of them

There’s a perfectly logical explanation why Blizzard Entertainment’s games are of the utmost quality – it doesn’t release the bad ones.

Blizzard leaders Mike Morhaime, Rob Pardo and Frank Pearce spoke at DICE about the company’s history. While the company appears that it focuses heavily on its core PC franchises, being Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo, the developer has actually attempted to venture to new IPs.

Revealed at the DICE presentation was a list of cancelled games over Blizzard’s 17-year history, which are:

  • Games People Play
  • Crixa
  • Shattered Nations
  • Pax Imperia
  • Denizen
  • Warcraft Adventures
  • Nomad
  • Raiko

Speaking to MTV’s Multiplayer blog, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce said that Warcraft Adventures was the closest to release, but still needed another year of development and polish.

Of note was the absence of StarCraft Ghost on the list of cancelled games. Could the spinoff featuring the StarCraft unit still be indevelopment? Pearce answered, “It never was technically cancelled. It’s just a focus thing for us right now. We’ve got a finite amount of development resources and a lot of different things that we want to focus on so there’s always the possibility, but right now we’re spending our time on World of Warcraft and our expansion Wrath of the Lich King and StarCraft II.”

With the console market eating into everything PC gaming related – except for MMOs – it may be only a matter of time before Blizzard returns to its console gaming roots with StarCraft Ghost.

Lost Vikings, Blackthorne and Rock n’ Roll Racing, anyone?





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