Starcraft: Ghost for this gen or next gen consoles?

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What do you think? On the official page, they say it'll be out Spring 2006 at earliest, making me wonder if it might not show up on current generation consoles... :eek:
 

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Anarchy99 said:
if you look at the faq at starcraft ghost's homepage you would see its this generation
I know, I've looked at them. I'm just thinking they might change their minds if the game is released after all three of the new consoles are released.
 

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IscariotJ said:
According to the mini-catalogue that comes with WoW, it's for the next-gen consoles. Poor.
Then it's official, they've just forgotten to update their FAQ..?
I find this very cool, since I don't have a GameCube, but plan on getting a Revolution. This will ensure better graphics.
(it will also ensure longer development time, but..)
 

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According to the people we talked to at the expo, it's for this generation consoles. It was designed around the xbox, and is "possibly" being ported to the other two. They had playable alpha demos on all consoles.
 

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ScottDodson said:
According to the people we talked to at the expo, it's for this generation consoles. It was designed around the xbox, and is "possibly" being ported to the other two. They had playable alpha demos on all consoles.
Hmm.. strange.. Their website sais it is made for all three, and there is videos of it on nintendo.com .. strange indeed.. :eek:

I truly hope they'll make a nintendo-version of it. If not, I won't be playing it. :eek:
 

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I guess I should clarify what I was getting at here...
They are "planning" on releasing it for all 3 systems, and they are hoping they can. they are still in Pre-Alpha stages with the demo, and they have a long way to go. They had it playable on all 3 consoles at E3.

I have something along those lines in my coverage post...sorry to confuse anyone.
 

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~Shard~ said:
I'm just holding out for StarCraft 2.
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That's what I'm talking about. Ignore SC Ghost.
If we are waiting until Sp'06 at the earliest for Ghost, how long will we have to wait for SC2!? :confused: Its going to be ages....has it even been started/talked about/pre-developed/story-boarded/etc???
 

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efoto said:
If we are waiting until Sp'06 at the earliest for Ghost, how long will we have to wait for SC2!? :confused: Its going to be ages....has it even been started/talked about/pre-developed/story-boarded/etc???
I'm hoping for 2007, although I realize that's probably wishful thinking. ;) Maybe Blizzard is secretly working on it already and not telling anyone. Hmm, wait this is Blizzard... ;)
 

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I'm hoping for 2007, although I realize that's probably wishful thinking. ;) Maybe Blizzard is secretly working on it already and not telling anyone. Hmm, wait this is Blizzard... ;)
Its probably so discret that there is a small sect of game programmers who started it as an after-hours/at home project, without even 'The Blizzard' (the being that is) knowing about it. Problem is, they have to fit it in to their massive addiction to WoW and playing all the other awesome games they produce :p :D
 

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Poff said:
What do you think? On the official page, they say it'll be out Spring 2006 at earliest, making me wonder if it might not show up on current generation consoles... :eek:
Spring 2006? WTF, is blizzard competing with Duke Nukem forever? Who can delay their FPS game the most!!!
 

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manicdvln said:
Spring 2006? WTF, is blizzard competing with Duke Nukem forever? Who can delay their FPS game the most!!!
Yup. From their FAQ:
blizzard said:
When will StarCraft: Ghost be released?
While we have not yet announced a street date for StarCraft: Ghost, we anticipate that the game will be complete in the first half of 2006. However, as with all of our games, we will not release StarCraft: Ghost until it meets the high standards that Blizzard gamers and our development teams demand.
Wasn't it supposed to be out in 2003 or something?
 

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efoto said:
Its probably so discret that there is a small sect of game programmers who started it as an after-hours/at home project, without even 'The Blizzard' (the being that is) knowing about it. Problem is, they have to fit it in to their massive addiction to WoW and playing all the other awesome games they produce :p :D
Now that would be cool, however unlikely I'm afraid. ;) Who knows when SC2 would be made, but hopefully it's before Diablo III - just a personal preference. WarCraft is good for a while now, with WCIII and WoW, so hopefully Blizzard isn't considering Ghost to be the next true StarCraft, and then feel as though they don't have to do anything else SC-relatedf for another 5 years... :rolleyes:
 

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~Shard~ said:
Now that would be cool, however unlikely I'm afraid. ;) Who knows when SC2 would be made, but hopefully it's before Diablo III - just a personal preference. WarCraft is good for a while now, with WCIII and WoW, so hopefully Blizzard isn't considering Ghost to be the next true StarCraft, and then feel as though they don't have to do anything else SC-relatedf for another 5 years... :rolleyes:
You know what? I have a feeling they don't see it as the next true StarCraft, but I don't think they'll release another StarCraft-related thing before 5 years, so 2010 earliest? Maybe 2015? (1997-2006=9yrs, 2006-2015=9yrs)
 

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Poff said:
You know what? I have a feeling they don't see it as the next true StarCraft, but I don't think they'll release another StarCraft-related thing before 5 years, so 2010 earliest? Maybe 2015? (1997-2006=9yrs, 2006-2015=9yrs)
Yikes, that seems like a long time away! :eek: Hopefully this is not the case - I'd like to play StarCraft 2 before the 2010's... ;)
 

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~Shard~ said:
Now that would be cool, however unlikely I'm afraid. ;) Who knows when SC2 would be made, but hopefully it's before Diablo III - just a personal preference. WarCraft is good for a while now, with WCIII and WoW, so hopefully Blizzard isn't considering Ghost to be the next true StarCraft, and then feel as though they don't have to do anything else SC-relatedf for another 5 years... :rolleyes:
Was/is Warcraft as popular as Starcraft was/is? Personally I much prefer SC to WC anyday. WCIII is cool, but SC has that classic appeal. The graphics are much nicer in WCIII but that is to be expected with a much newer game.
WoW, well what can I say. I have only played for perhaps an hour or two max, single sitting. I refuse to purchase an account for fear I will fall into a deep and inexcapable trance to online gameplay, not get my school-work done, not do my job at work (if I would even go to work), etc etc. The game was fun for the time I played it, but it wasn't THAT hard to set down either.
 

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efoto said:
Was/is Warcraft as popular as Starcraft was/is? Personally I much prefer SC to WC anyday.
I feel the same way - StarCraft, in my mind, is far superior and I enjoy it much more. Then again, I'm biased. :cool:
 

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I feel the same way - StarCraft, in my mind, is far superior and I enjoy it much more. Then again, I'm biased. :cool:
Sure you're biased, so am I. If I prefer one thing over another, its hard not to be biased about it. My thought was simply if there are more biased people in favor of SC vs. WC, they should be working on WoS or SC2 instead of producing more and more WC games. SC only had the initial game, WC had 3!!!, and now WoW, basically 4!

Can someone find sales numbers somewhere (always wondered where these turn up) that show WC vs. SC sales in the initial versions, something that would sort of show the motive for Blizzard to go the WC route over the SC route. Personally I think it was a poor choice, but that is simply because I love SC so much :D
 

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efoto said:
Sure you're biased, so am I. If I prefer one thing over another, its hard not to be biased about it. My thought was simply if there are more biased people in favor of SC vs. WC, they should be working on WoS or SC2 instead of producing more and more WC games. SC only had the initial game, WC had 3!!!, and now WoW, basically 4!

Can someone find sales numbers somewhere (always wondered where these turn up) that show WC vs. SC sales in the initial versions, something that would sort of show the motive for Blizzard to go the WC route over the SC route. Personally I think it was a poor choice, but that is simply because I love SC so much :D
Yah, I completely agree with you, I'd love to see the sales figures as well. I'm not knocking WC, but as you said, WC has essentially had 4 games (granted it started before SC was even around, so fair enough), but SC has only had one! And I don't think counting Ghost as "2" is fair, I'd much rather see SC2.

The only reason I would lean against working on a WoS first is because I would rather have a nice, new, updated, shiny game (i.e. SC2) out so that WoS would be based on that. Although a WoS would be cool right now, it would obviously be based on SC, and they could probably do a lot more with it if they based it on something more recent.

Anyway, all I'll say is Blizzard, bring us SC2 sooner rather than later!
 

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Yah, I completely agree with you, I'd love to see the sales figures as well. I'm not knocking WC, but as you said, WC has essentially had 4 games (granted it started before SC was even around, so fair enough), but SC has only had one! And I don't think counting Ghost as "2" is fair, I'd much rather see SC2.

The only reason I would lean against working on a WoS first is because I would rather have a nice, new, updated, shiny game (i.e. SC2) out so that WoS would be based on that. Although a WoS would be cool right now, it would obviously be based on SC, and they could probably do a lot more with it if they based it on something more recent.

Anyway, all I'll say is Blizzard, bring us SC2 sooner rather than later!
There was big story about blizzard hiring some RTS guy from Command and Conquer and something else. I have a feeling early development is starting on SC two.