You know, from real-time strategy games blizzard Some have been abandoned, among them we clearly have the right to vote Star craft And also battleship. In view of this, many are beginning to wonder if it may be time to buy back MicrosoftAnd apparently the CEO Xbox There is something to be said about it
talk to wiredasked Phil Spencer If you want to revive the sci-fi strategy series in space, once the acquisition is offered Microsoft of activation blizzard. Commenting on that would be interesting, especially for these franchises that include industry legends.
Here is his statement:
The first thing I will say is that I am not allowed to make any decisions about what happens at Blizzard, Activision or King. So all this is just talking and wondering what the scope is, but you are absolutely right.
Not just StarCraft, but Warcraft, when you think about the tradition of real-time strategy games we’re talking about here, especially from Blizzard. And today I don’t have any specific plans because I can’t really go there and work with the team.
But StarCraft was an important moment in gaming, wasn’t it? From an esports perspective, an RTS from a console perspective, and just an RTS from a storytelling perspective. And I was excited to sit down with the teams at Activision and Blizzard and King to talk about the back catalog and the opportunities that we might have.
Finally he summarized:
So I’ll avoid the question for now as it’s not something I can actively work on. But the idea of being able to think about what could happen with those franchises is very exciting for me, as someone who has spent many hours playing these games.
In short, he wants to do something with these franchises, but it’s a bit early to talk about it for now. The purchase is expected to be completed in early 2023.
Publisher’s Note: The StarCraft story has been absent or rather neglected for quite some time now. So it has a good chance of making a triumphant return, especially on the Game Pass platform on PC.