StarCraft: Ghost has never been officially cancelled

When asked if long-dormant StarCraft spin-off might ever be released, Blizzard says "maybe."

Long-dormant third-person adventure spin-off StarCraft: Ghost has never been formally cancelled, Blizzard has reiterated.

Diablo III senior designer Matthew Burger has clarified the status of StarCraft: Ghost to Official PlayStation Magazine UK. When asked if the game was still in active development, Burger said "it’s on hold. It has never been cancelled."

When asked if StarCraft: Ghost might one day be released, Burger said "maybe."

StarCraft: Ghost was one of Blizzard's first attempts to break into console gaming at the turn of the century. The spin-off was announced for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube in 2002, with development duties handed to Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified developer nStigate Games (nee Nihilistic Software). Development changed hands in 2004 to Swingin' Ape Studios, which was bought by Blizzard in 2005. StarCraft: Ghost was then put on hold in 2006.

StarCraft: Ghost's protagonist, Nova, has appeared in both Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty and Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

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billlabowski
billlabowski

They'll have to completely start over. I don't plan on ever seeing SC: Ghost, ever.

June-GS
June-GS

I've been waitin for this for MOST of my life. So you'll understand if I ain't exactly holding my breath for ya, Blizzard. Don't get me wrong, I still love ya, but yes, you are officially the slowest-ass company in the world.

digital_reaver
digital_reaver

this is game is the reason I bought a PS2 and moved into the console culture. Maybe if Diablo III does well enough on console Blizzard will return to this game.

helix090
helix090

Just hope it doesn't turn into another duke nukem forever. *crosses fingers*

Muradin_2
Muradin_2

This isn't news, it's the same line we've been getting. Every year there's that one guy at the Starcraft panel at Blizzcon asking about Ghost, and every year it's the same coy answer: "it's not cancelled", "maybe...someday...if you're good". Just because the quote is now in PlayStation Magazine or in GameSpot's news feed doesn't mean anything has changed. At best it's years away. So everyone needs to chill out until they actually announce something...THEN we can start with the "Blizzard games are in the crapper", "Duke Nukem Forever: Ghost", ect.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Well, at least they got a cool character out of it.  Nova's a nice addition to Starcraft lore.

teh_pwnager
teh_pwnager

What? Their D3 is not the reincarnation of a God and WoW numbers continue to decline so they dig up old projects which they left when their eyes were in the form of a $ bill? Ok...nice try.

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

Duke Nukem Forever Syndrome all over again.  I hate it with  passion when developers don't give a clear answer after all this time.  Either it is scheduled for released or it isn't, there is no "maybe" Dear Mr. Burger, GFY!

fredwv
fredwv

blizz is to first person shooters what EA is to quality football games.

BuBsay
BuBsay

Damnit Blizzard, with games like Starcraft, Warcraft III, Diablo 2, and vanilla WoW, you had me willing to buy anything you ever put out. And then you had to come along and release the terror that was Diablo 3...


I'd still be very interested in this honestly, I love my stealth action games, but needless to say I'm much more dubious about products Blizz puts out these days.

eyematter
eyematter

I hope they never finish it, Console gamer's should rot in hell

Lordmaccrage
Lordmaccrage

PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE, I want this game so bad!!!!

Sardinar
Sardinar

I don't care. Blizzard turned into a 'broader appeal' company a few years ago, their games are meant to appease the most common denominator now.

Argle
Argle

hoo - ....meh.  id like to get excited about this, but my interest in and hype about this game died many moons ago.  way too little way too late.

Saketume
Saketume

I would have loved this so much for my PS2.

Now I don't care.

bkohary
bkohary

Starcraft Ghost - Thanks to the new always online feature of the new Xbox, when you're cloaked, if you lose internet connection your cloaking turns off and a big target appears on you.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

I have the Noval it was originally supposed to star Kerrigan but decided to create a new character on account that "Kerrigans story had already been told" and created Nova and now Noras story has been told in a novel and continued in Starcraft 2.  Just let this die already.  No one in their right mind wants to buy a game thats been in development for more then four years.

salvucci91
salvucci91

lol Oh wow, I remember this. I also remember pretty pretty bummed when I found out it wasn't going to release.

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

Goddamit, and I sold my Xbox 1 as well!


Well now I have to go buy one off ebay.

aell329
aell329

Oh god not this again...

wyan_
wyan_

Starcraft Ghost Forever

Kairysama
Kairysama

Bring on the "AlwaysOnline : The Action House Ghost" .... meh nevermind

elancion
elancion

toss that game. it will just be a sub par stealth game any way. 

Dimebag_Darrell
Dimebag_Darrell

Ahh, the annual “StarCraft Ghost is not cancelled” announcement. I knew something was missing this year. It’s officially spring now, people! Start cleaning those attics and clearing out those garages, because like Punxsutawney Phil seeing its own shadow every Groundhog’s Day, Blizzard has reminded us again that we’ll be getting StarCraft Ghost someday, sometime, in some form!

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Muradin_2 Broseph Blizzard games have been in the crapper for at least the past 10 years, I'm not sure what rock you live under.

Gater29
Gater29

@eyematter Wow. Just wow. I almost feel bad for you. I mean, I love my PC (most of my games are bought for this), but there are still a lot of games that are either better on the console or exclusive to it. Too bad you apparently missed all of those. Oh well. Sucks for you I guess.

Uri-Z
Uri-Z

@eyematter That's a bit harsh... Never had a nintendo when you were little huh..

rangeraa
rangeraa

@KingofCabal 

I remember the preview vid for this game with the beyond the dark portal expansion for WCII...  BLACKMORE!!!!!

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@gww101 @hatieshorrer  

I stand corrected their are two games that were in development for more then four years that are exempt to this.  However given all the delays and scraping of date to start over Im convinced that if this game was released it would be a hot mess.