Blizzard debunks Starcraft 2 rumor

The game company denies confirming plans for the real-time strategy sequel.


GameSpot spoke to a Blizzard representative today about recent reports that Blizzard's Bill Roper had confirmed plans to create a sequel to Starcraft, the company's wildly successful sci-fi real-time strategy game. Roper has not confirmed plans for Starcraft 2, according to the representative, and Blizzard has not announced any plans for the game.

Starcraft has enjoyed widespread popularity since the game's initial release in 1998. As a result, fans of the game have speculated about when and if Blizzard will choose to capitalize on the game's success by releasing a sequel. Blizzard is currently developing Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, the next game in its Warcraft real-time strategy game series, and it is also working on World of Warcraft, an online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe.

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