No StarCraft MMO for you

Blizzard, the developer behind popular RTS series StarCraft and super-popular MMO World of Warcraft, have stated that they aren’t looking to combine these two games to make a StarCraft MMO any time soon, Eurogamer reports.

Co-founder Frank Pearce has said as much during a press conference at Gamescom yesterday. “We definitely feel like all the worlds we create would lend themselves well to multiple genres and multiple forms of media,” he said. “So, if there was a development team within Blizzard that was free and available to create a StarCraft MMO and that was something they were really passionate about then we would certainly consider it.

“But right now, as you can see based on the presentations these guys did tonight, we’ve got our hands full with everything we’re doing. So we don’t really have any plans to do anything beyond the StarCraft RTSes and the expansions right now.

That’s not a complete shutdown, then. Pearce concluded by saying that “anything’s possible, because we have created such rich and cool universes,” so don’t lose all hope.

The idea of some day roaming space as we do the lands in Warcraft is indeed exciting. Ask again in a decade, maybe.