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.