StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

In a surprising announcement during BlizzCon, Blizzard revealed that StarCraft 2 will be released as a trilogy of titles, each focusing on one of the game's faction.

Blizzard executive VP of game design Rob Pardo explained that the development team's original plans for the game were too massive to be implemented in a single game, so they decided to split it into 3 separate titles: Terrans - Wings of Liberty, Zerg - Heart of the Swarm and Protoss - Legacy of the Void.

Just like their names suggest, each of the three titles will focus on one of StarCraft's factions. Each game will offer about 26 to 30 missions with branching storylines that end up in the same place. The games will take place alongside each other and multiplayer functionality will be in place for all three races from the start.

Pardo noted that the decision was necessary to maintain the quality of the product, the alternatives either being a long delay of the game, or a scaling back of the campaigns.

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StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

well you could just buy 1 copy then download the other 2 cause you will allready have the cd key for mutiplayersplitting the games into 3 mean the game is about 3 times bigger cause each version would need to have all the basic features minus the campaignsit would be easier to just put the game content on 1 disk and a 2nd for campaigns

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

Anon@17:50 - Just because a sequal is 3 times bigger than its predecessor does NOT justify the price being 3 times greater. I'm not going to spend +$100 buying Starcraft II on three different occasions just to play a single player campaign.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

anon @ 18:0 your views are the minority... after how big the original was I'm willing to bet, that provided, the game is good. and large and worth it, that many people will be willing to pay that much. if something is good. it deserves to make money.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

those greedy f**ks! no way im gonna spend 150 us dolalrs on a f**king game no matter how f**king good it is. well im just gonna buy the terrain campain and pirate the other two. ill probably only be able to play online with the terrain but its better than nothing. f**king blizzards getting greedy. ea anyone?

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

There is only so much you can do in these campaigns before you start repeating the same thing over and over again. Just look at Warcraft3--all four races followed the exact same campaign scenario: you can only make weak units in the early levels, and as you progress you can make a few more advanced units the final levels where you can make your more powerful units (with a few levels tossed in where you cant make units and have to work with what you start with). The same was true for even the original starcraft. How the HECK can this be fun if this is stretched out for 30 levels per face?!

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

It's all about the cinematics. Remember metal gear solid 4? I bet it's something similar. But I hardly think that they can't fit the entire game on 1 dual layered DVD disc + 1 more disc for normal DVD quality cinematics. I'm not gonna pay 100 bucks for "HD cinematics" + 50 bucks for the actual game. I rather wait till you get each disc for 20 bucks then..

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

i think the general thought is that the terran one is first so will be bought by most people(most people meaning most people who actually buy games), then the other two will either not be bought or just downloaded.i personally think this is what i will do but i might just download the whole lot and cancel my preorder! as its just money grabbing and i like to punish that kind of thing

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

@bulls*it: It's not about fitting content on a cd, this is a PC game.It's about making done in time and making a good profit on it.I for one will buy the first game and just get the other two pirated.Why bother buying them when you can still play online with 3 races with the first game.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

this made me realize how greedy blizzard really is. They should create a web page for personal payments via credit card so they can constantly take my money through the PAY US HOURLY feature. Wait let me guess, Terrain will be released Dec. 2008, Protoss Nov. 2009 and Zerg July 2011?If this is as lame of an attempt as I think it is, I will NEVER purchase a blizzard game nor EA for that matter.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

Anonymousat 10:7 13/10/2008you sound smarty, but except for the level cap unlock thing, those are definitely expansions and not 3 campaigns split.they could have put it all in 2 dual-layers and cash 69.99 if they wanted to be bitter, but this is insane.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

You need to remember that these three different games will all be graphically similar between their release dates. The protoss campaign will look just like the terran campaign graphically even though it could be released over a year later. Blizzard MUST have aggresive pricing plans, like include a coupon in the terrain campaign for 50% off the remaining zerg/protoss campaign

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

This is why I pirate EVERYTHING. My feelings are not hurt by this retardation.Also I don't play MMO's or own a PS3(until it's pirateable that is), everything else is pirated and I have done this since the early days of PC gaming and voodoo's and 133's, and I'll never buy a game ever as well, they are all horse crap, bug ridden piles of crap and not a single game has proven this to be not true, I'm worse than AVGN on tearing a game apart. Though, sad cause we are the same age, and went through the same RAGE FEST growing up.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

Anonymousat 15:45...well... crap like this makes me pirate too, and i agree that most games are expensive super-hyped american bullsh*t sextoys for nerds, but there are some that are NOT buggy NOR stupid. they are 1 each year being optimistic but they are worth paying. try being honest to whom has done a good job, and remember that after all, everyone is human.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

well I wouldnt get all pissy yet... there no mention of price so it may not be that bad... they say the games will be 26-30 missions long... thats a full sized RTS game, larger then some even depending on the length of each mission.. so really... to pay even $150 isnt that far out... after all how many people have shelled out say $200+ for the whole C&C series?

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

Blizzard gone insane not just in SC2 but D3 as well i was all ready to buy both games, now? I doubt i will get a single one i do not care if your "Shareholders" are happy Blizz i'm not happy until that changes you wont get a single cent off me.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

M3mPh1z at 10:48Indeed you are correct (not gramatically of course), you can only play the races you bought, each will have its own serial code to stop pirates from playing online and if you are caught with a black listed (pirated) serial all your legit serials will also be banned."lol that will be so dumb"Depends on your point of view, from ours it will be ingenious since we will make thrice as much money.From yours, well we're still making more money so we can't be dumb. So you must be for paying three times more :D

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

Wow learn how to fuking read.. "The games will take place alongside each other and multiplayer functionality will be in place for all three races from the start." So for multiplayer you can play as all 3 races.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

HONESTLY, WHAT THE f**k?YOU CANNOT POST ANYTHING ON MEGAGAMES ANYMORE!!!BEEN TRYING FOR 10MIN POSTING SOMETHING I WROTE (NO s**t?) AND IT DOESNT WORK, OF COURSE THIS WILL WORK BECUSE IT WOULD BE STUPID IF THE THINGS YOU WANT TO WORK DOSENT AND THE THINGS YOU DONT DOES.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

So you're gonna still pay $50 for each version? That means $150 for this whole game vs $50 for a normal game. Kinda iffy Blizzard but on the plus side there are almost 30 missions per campaign so that will make it better.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

what the hell? the original farcry is on like 5 disks. They want to charge me 3 times. I will not buy...sorry. They can either fit it on 3 DVD if its really that big. There's too many games out there to act like I don't have a choice.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

Uh.. It didn't say anything on how blizzard is releasing it or how much it would cost. But I think yeah, it may be $150. Now, why rant about it? Uhm.. How many stand alone expansions did DoW have? Possibly thats how Blizz is making SC2 to be. Zerg, Protoss, and Terran Campaigns will be stand alone expansions in a sense. You don't have to buy all 3 at once. Total may be $150, but making it into stand alone expansions and being able to play all 3 factions in multiplayer and I'm guessing skirmish mode is already a sweet deal. If you want to continue the story you can buy the other games. If not then thats up to you. Basically its just like DoW. Good idea in my opinion. But if they're making it easier to get via buy it $50 dollars for all 3 titles, that would be cool too.

StarCraft 2 Is A Trilogy

Hey, to most of you. its not because they can't fit it on dvd's, its because they aren't done with all the campaigns. so would you rather wait at least another 1-2 years? or would you rather have some of the single player now, and the multiplayer? and no they aren't going to charge for MP they already stated that. Dear god some people are truly oblivious.

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