StarCraft II will have casual appeal

Written by Joe Martin

October 31, 2008 | 10:07

Tags: #protoss #starcraft-2 #starcraft-ii #terran

Companies: #activision-blizzard

Blizzard has said that although it is trying to ensure that StarCraft II will have some hardcore appeal, it'll also strive to have a strong appeal in the casual market - or as the games producer puts it, 'mom-friendly'.

Speaking to MTV, Blizzard's Chris Sigaty confirmed that although Blizzard recognises the importance of StarCraft II as a hardcore and e-sport title, the casual market also can't be ignored.

We’ve trying to make sure that it’s perfectly balanced for e-sport," said Sigaty, "but look — I’m going to try to get my mom to play this game."

"I know she can’t [micromanage] at the level that these pro gamers can, so we’re actually experimenting back in the opposite direction… so that even the layman can come in and get a grasp of these cool things in the game.

That's something that might not sit too well with fans of the game though, who have been feverishly praying for the game for a long, long time.

Blizzard has also angered fans a little with the announcement that StarCraft II as a whole is going to be split into three separate games, each with only one campaign and multiplayer portion included.

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