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Blizzard "just now getting serious" with SCII: Hearts of the Swarm
Posted: 24.08.2010 13:45 by Simon Priest Comments: 19
Now that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is so last month, Blizzard can begin with Hearts of the Swarm's development full swing reveals Rob Pardo.

Until now they'd only done "some design work" on it but the "hardcore" visual and coding magic "is just now starting" over at Blizzard's studio.

Now that StarCraft II's first chapter has shipped, "we’re just now getting serious about breaking ground on" the second instalment, revealed Blizzard's Pardo. The 'full game' as it were is split into 3 chapters with one for each faction.

"We always have a lot of ideas and there’s been some design work on it, but hardcore art and programming is just now starting to begin. It’s too early to estimate, but as soon as we can get them out there, we’d love to.”

"From a single-player point of view, they’re going to kind of feel like sequels. It’s going to be a pretty meaningful amount of content,” continued the Blizzard boss. Multiplayer won't be as 'meaty'. "Multiplayer is going to be more like an expansion set sort of vibe,” he added.

"We’re not going to ship all brand new races. There will definitely be additions to multiplayer, but that’s going to feel like an expansion set.” Don't expect much to change from what's already on offer in terms of units and buildings, although modes and maps will likely update. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has enjoyed huge sales, and huge scores.

Source: VG247
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Comments

By Gyorn (SI Core) on Aug 24, 2010
Gyorn
First sentence made me grin. Starcraft II is sooo last month :D
Anyway, good news to hear they dont take a long break but rather move on :)
By hellweed (SI Core Member) on Aug 24, 2010
hellweed
But there is still one question. Will every episode be standalone (as they say) or it will require previous part?
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2010
Wowerine
Well, they better hurry up!
By Ridgy (SI Core Member) on Aug 24, 2010
Ridgy
Be patient they've got other suff going on atm :P
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Aug 24, 2010
Arrecoolast
Me wants it already! And I wonder the same thing as hellweed, will they be standalone or require the previous parts. Expansions don't have to be dependant on the previous game. An example of that is Crysis Warhead.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Aug 24, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Yeah, Starcraft 2 is just warming up :) The best is yet to come ;)
By Mercy (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2010
Mercy
Oh so the zerg chapter is next well than I still want to kick ass with the marines.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2010
VHugoSama
Oh great! another 10 years for the next episode
By Ridgy (SI Core Member) on Aug 25, 2010
Ridgy
I believe the 3 parts are all going to be stand alone. Don't forget that blizzard have Diablo 3 and WoW:cataclysm coming relativley soon aswell.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2010
BoneArc
RAGE !!!!!

ME WANT HEART OF SWARM NAO !!!!!!...........

the only thing blizzard is good except making the best games is making us wait to death for them !!!

but we love them anyways
By hellweed (SI Core Member) on Aug 25, 2010
hellweed
I resisted first hype. I think i will wait and buy all trilogy.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Hellweed, you must be a very patient guy xD
By hellweed (SI Core Member) on Aug 25, 2010
hellweed
I expect trylogy of Starcraft 2 giveaway here:)
By Mercy (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2010
Mercy
... We can only dream hellweed.
By Dark_Templar (SI Veteran Newbie) on Aug 25, 2010
Dark_Templar
The campaign of Starcraft II was fun, but too easy, even on expert difficulity maybe because im a old starcraft gamer, but I remember the prequel campaign being much harder back in the days.

Looking forward for playing as zerg.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2010
bosnian_dragon
Can anyone of you tell me what's it like to play Multiplayer SC2? Are there any experienced players? And I don't get how can someone play online as a Protoss or Zerg if they haven't published the two races yet? Or maybe they have already made all units for all three sides in the initial SC2 release?
By Mercy (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2010
Mercy
They made all the units it's just the storys that are differnt in each game. The others are just like expansions something blizzard loves doing.
By hellweed (SI Core Member) on Aug 25, 2010
hellweed
Blizzard told somewhere (i dont rember source) that they plan to made 3 separate multiplayer area. It means we will see new units.
By Mercy (SI Core) on Aug 26, 2010
Mercy
Thats what expansions bring.