The development of Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm is 99% complete, according to Blizzard.
Lead designer Dustin Browder has made the revelation, saying that the final percent is the toughest one; “a bitch,” he calls it.
“There’s something in for everything—it’s whether we like it or not that’s an open question. It’s the tuning and polish that really takes us a long time, and that’s where we get into the unknowns,” he explains.
“Like we could do a play-through next week that we’re like, ‘Wow this is really great.’ Or we could do a play-through and we still have 250 items we wanna fix. You know, historically speaking we’re doing pretty well. We’re getting there. But I don’t know for sure yet when we’ll be done.”
Back in September of last year it was said that Blizzard would be releasing 6 games in the following 3 years. With Diablo III finally out and about, there’s 5 to go.