A revealing report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has dropped with sources claiming that Blizzard has shelved an FPS game in the Starcraft universe to focus on other IPs in its roster.
Now, first of all, this wouldn’t be the first time a Starcraft FPS has been shelved. You may remember Starcraft: Ghost from the early 2000s which followed a Terran psychic espionage operative known as Nova but met an untimely end as vaporware.
This newly canned game may well have been a spiritual successor to Nova, but unfortunately, it met the same fate.
Three people familiar with the development of the game corroborated the report to Kotaku, the game is described as “Battlefield in the Starcraft universe”
Apparently, the gameplay consisted of Terran marines gunning down Zerg – with ideas on the table to experiment with players playing as the Zerg too.
One source claimed that “development progress was slow” but there appears to be a more important reason for the switch in focus.
The game was canceled alongside an unannounced mobile project to push developers onto Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, the latter of which exists now, apparently…
Thankfully, nobody lost their job in this situation, It appears to have simply been a consequence of a development shuffle. Blizzard’s official word is that they are “very much looking forward to revealing other things were working on when the time is right”
The report also notes that the rumored Overwatch sequel will feature PvE, it’s closest relation being Left 4 Dead, apparently.
Well – looks like this years Blizzcon is going to be a doozy. We’ll be sure to let you know any more information as we get closer to the potential reveals!