Blizzard’s StarCraft franchise used to rule the RTS eSports scene, and to a certain extent, StarCraft 2 is still beloved and played by many even today. However, the game is rather long in the tooth so it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Blizzard has announced that they will no longer be developing for the game any further.

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To Blizzard’s credit, for them to be supporting the game for as long as they have even after the final expansion was released is pretty impressive, but that has always been Blizzard’s approach to their games anyway. So what does this mean for gamers? Basically there will no longer be any new content released for the game in terms of updates.

Blizzard is expected to continue supporting it in terms of bug fixes, balancing the game, and season rolls, so they won’t be abandoning the game completely. According to Blizzard exec Rob Bridenbecker, “We know some of our players have been looking forward to some of the things we’re moving away from, but the good news is this change will free us up to think about what’s next, not just with regard to StarCraft II, but for the StarCraft universe as a whole.”

At the moment it is unclear what the future will be for the StarCraft franchise. We know that Blizzard is still very much working on a new Diablo title, a new World of Warcraft expansion, and Overwatch 2, so we’re not sure where they might slot in a possible StarCraft 3.

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