StarCraft II Still on Target For First Half of 2010

According to Blizzard, StarCraft II is still on target for a release date in the first half of 2010. The real-time strategy game, sequel to 1997’s genre-defining hit, StarCraft, is currently in closed-beta testing, which should last for “three to five months” according to Production Director Chris Sigaty, who spoke during Blizzard’s weekly BlizzCast.

That 3-to-5 month beta window places the end of beta testing for StarCraft II sometime between May and July. Hopefully, Blizzard won’t find too many reasons to keep the game in development afterwards and will be able to release the game sometime this summer.

The news should be welcome to the thousands upon thousands of disappointed StarCraft fans who did not receive a closed-beta invitation. After all, they’ve had to wait 13 long years for this game.

In addition, Blizzard announced that a patch is available for the beta. A full list of the beta fixes can be found here: Battle.net Forum.