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StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« on: March 27, 2006, 12:40:35 pm »
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6146675.html

Are we surprised? Sort of, yes. While the project was expected to be cancelled for the PS2 and Xbox (And therefore come to the 360 and PS3) I didn't expect Blizzard to completely scrap the project.


"Like many in the industry, we've been impressed with the potential of the new consoles, and we're looking forward to exploring that potential further," Morhaime said. "In addition to allowing us to determine the best course for Starcraft: Ghost, this review period will help us lay the groundwork for our future console games." -Mike Morhaime, President of Blizzard



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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 12:56:33 pm »
Damn, I just pmed Steve asking about this.  I'm hoping that the project is still alive in one form or another.

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 01:07:13 pm »
I doubt a lot of people care about Ghost any more, and who can  blame them?

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006, 01:50:51 pm »
I'm not surprised but a little disappointed in the fact that it might never surface elsewhere. But simply because it's been put on hold indefinitely doesn't mean it's been completely tossed aside. The project might still rear its head at some point in the future, but I agree with the idea that it's been a problematic game to produce. I still think it could be successful released on the PS2 at this point, mostly because the PS2 has such a built-in playerbase and is still getting a good assortment of AAA titles in its final year of life. Might as well release it if it's even near completion.

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2006, 02:04:57 pm »
OMG SHOCK AND AWE!!!!

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2006, 02:11:40 pm »
Tom Brokaw (sp?): Shock and awe fill the streets of the Internet today as a radical group of video-game designers, known as Blizzard drove into a crowd of devoted fanboys, with the intent of setting off a suicide bomb. Nobody was seriously hurt, as everyone was kind of expecting it. The driver of the car, Ghost, is in the hospital and there is no word yet as to whether he will live to see court.

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2006, 02:15:56 pm »
Tom Brokaw: Gerald Ford, dead today after walking into a spinning propeller.

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2006, 02:41:32 pm »
Bwaha!

This game was canceled because it sucked.
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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2006, 02:52:53 pm »
Tom Brokaw: Gerald Ford, dead today after walking into a spinning propeller.

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2006, 10:49:09 pm »
Maybe they'll start on what they should have started on in the first place; Starcraft 2. One can only dream...

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2006, 11:15:05 pm »
I remember back in September 2002 when this game was announced and looking forward to it.  Obviously over the past 3.5 years, I've lost any interest I had in the game.  It took too long to get to market, and a whole new generation of consoles started to make it to market.  At that point, Blizzard had to decide whether to put even more time into the game making it next-gen-worthy, or just scrap it altogether, and I think they made the right choice, as sucky as it may be. 

This is a classic example of why developers don't announce titles too far in advance, because the initial fanbase they build loses interest or grows frustrated with how long it takes to come out.  I'm still curious as to why EA decided to announce Spore last year, when this year's GDC/E3 would have made more sense.
Looks like even I was being optimistic with a March 07 release date...

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2006, 05:58:01 am »
Maybe they'll start on what they should have started on in the first place; Starcraft 2. One can only dream...

I would not hold your breath. Last I heard, they were terrified of trying to make a sequel to that game. Something about it being too damn good to begin with.

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2006, 12:03:24 pm »
So is it safe to put Starcraft: Ghost in the same category as Duke Nukem Forever and Team Fortress 2?


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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2006, 12:11:41 pm »
I'm toothy22 on Steam. Someone needs to invite me into the GS clan!

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Re: StarCraft: Ghost Cancelled Indefinately
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2006, 12:20:59 pm »
Yeah I know... I have been waiting for TF2 for like... six years!


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