Blizzard Entertainment has announced that their popular RTS Starcraft II will no longer receive new content updates, the announcement was made in a news post made to their official website. This will conclude title after ten years of support for the title which originally launched in July 2010.
In the post Blizzard stated that:
What this means is that we’re not going to be producing additional for-purchase content, such as Commanders and War Chests, but we will continue doing season rolls and necessary balance fixes moving forward.
The title will continue to receive patches and balance updates; However larger scale content that fans have been used to over the past few years will no longer being produced. Further in the post they state that there would not be a Q4 balance update as one had been released recently. Though they did state that they would still continue to produce them in future.
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty released in July 2010 on PC and is a sequel to the 1998 original and its expansion Brood War. Wings of Liberty was followed by two expansions subtitled Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void which released in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Then in 2016 a single player mission pack subtitled Nova Covert Ops was released and narratively takes place after the events of Legacy of the Void.
In 2017 Starcraft II went free to play. This gave new players access to Wings of Liberty’s single player campaign and multiplayer. Additionally, the game received microtransactions in the form of Skins, Co-Op Commanders, Voice Packs, and Loot Boxes in the form of War Chests.
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