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New Starcraft II details from PC Gamer

Ross Miller

The cover story of the latest PC Gamer is all about Starcraft II. The feature highlights the development process and decision-making and shows an ample amount of Protoss units, including old-hats such as the Reavers, Templars and Archons.

Other tidbits:
  • Hero units will not be as important or require as much management as they did in Warcraft III.
  • The current plan is to keep the unit cap at 200. In terms of unit higlighting, the development team is testing the option to let you select an unlimited of units at the same time.
  • Blizzard consulted with top competitive SC and WCIII players from Korea for the balance and design process.
  • The ideal SCII match will last less than 20 minutes.
  • No decisions have been made as to minimum system requirements, but Blizzard has always made games for a wide range of computers. The team did note that a Shader Model 2.0-compatible graphics card will be required. (That's GeForce FX, Radeon 9000 or better, PC Gamer reports.)
Everything we've previously seen or read, the feature stressed, is subject to change. Here's hoping we get some more information (or hands-on time) at this year's BlizzCon. The latest PC Gamer is on newsstands now.

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