Activision Blizzard may be developing StarCraft 3, potentially attracting old fans of the RTS ( Real Time Strategy) genre. The new development comes right after Microsoft’s formalized bid to acquire Activision Blizzard, resulting in Call of Duty being available on Sony’s PlayStation.
Is Starcraft 3 Under Development at Activision Blizzard?
Starcraft 3 is already under development, as per Jez Corden. During a Twitter AMA (Ask Me Anything), Corden was asked if Microsoft’s Xbox is interested in reviving the StarCraft franchise. Corden replied that Microsoft won’t need to “revive” the series, and when asked directly if StarCraft 3 is under development, he simply responded with “Yep”. Corden, unfortunately, refrained from revealing any other details regarding the game’s development.
Later, he tried to take back these claims but added that the franchise is not “dead”. This is not a lot of information to go on. However, it does hint at Blizzard potentially cooking up a new entry in the StarCraft series. If this information is legit, this will be the first mainline title in the franchise since StarCraft 2, which was released back in 2010.
Although the last game in the StarCraft series was released nearly a decade ago, the series still has a strong fanbase. It is regarded as one of the first true esports back in the early days of competitive gaming. Additionally, StarCraft played a significant role in solidifying the foundation of South Korea’s esports industry.