Blizzard Entertainment(R) Focuses Console-Development Plans on Next-Gen Platforms
Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) March 24, 2006
Blizzard Entertainment Inc. today announced plans to focus the
company's console-development efforts on the next generation of console platforms. As part of this shift in focus,
Blizzard(R) will indefinitely postpone production on StarCraft: Ghost(TM) while evaluating opportunities for utilizing
the additional power of the new and upcoming console systems.
"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,"
stated Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "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
In the months ahead, Blizzard will further evaluate the next-gen console technology and determine the
best plan of action for offering a StarCraft(R) console-gaming experience that meets the company's expectations and
those of its players. Further specifics on plans for StarCraft: Ghost and Blizzard's future console games, as well as
platform and release information, will be revealed at a later date.