When using the words "Korea" and "StarCraft"
in the same sentence, it's no time to make jokes
. So, when The Korea Times
says Starcraft II
is "expected to begin service this year," we wonder if it knows something the rest of us don't. The idea of StarCraft II
coming out this year is possible, but Blizzard hasn't given the slightest indication for us to assume such a thing. We're glad The Korea Times
thinks Starcraft II
is on its way (and we hope its right!), but if there's anything we've learned its that Blizzard uses BlizzCon
or its World Wide Invitational later in the year for big announcements.The Korea Times
' actual story isn't about a Starcraft II
release, but about foreign titles cutting into the "long-run popularity of locally made games." The piece says Lord of the Rings Online
plans to start in Korea this year and games like World of Warcraft
are already incredibly popular. It's interesting to note -- although completely logical given the way StarCraft
is played in Korea -- that The Korea Times
treats Starcraft II
as more of an MMO than a single-player game with multiplayer component.