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SC II: Raynor's Voice, Graphics Requirements, New Screens
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Based on information gleaned from a technical paper released at this year's SIGGRPAH (an annual conference on computer graphics), StarCraftWire.net has been able to reveal information about the graphics requirements of Blizzard's upcoming StarCraft II, as well as some never before seens screenshots featuring Jim Raynor.

Blizzard Quote:
For Starcraft II, we wanted to maximize compatibility with less capable systems to ensure hassle-free game play for as broad a player base as possible. Yet we also wanted to utilize the full potential of any available hardware to ensure the games looks were competitive. This meant supporting a wide range of hardware, from ATI Radeon 9800/NVIDIA GeForce FXs to the ATI Radeon HD 4800s and NVIDIA GeForce G200s
Blizzplanet is also offering new information about Jim Raynor with confirmation that Robert Clotworthy, original voice of the character, will not be lending his voice to the game this time around.
Robert Clotworthy informed Blizzplanet the following:

"I just found out today that I will not be returning as the voice of Jim Raynor. The casting director of Starcraft 2 contacted Blizzard and was told that they appreciated my work, but were going in another direction. I am obviously disappointed by their decision. I was looking forward to returning as Raynor and was hoping that Blizzard would at the very least have given me the opportunity of auditioning.

It has been my privilege to have been the voice of Jim Raynor. I am disappointed by Blizzard's decision, but I must respect it. I wish Blizzard only the best with StarCraft 2, and I am certain the game will live up to everyone's expectations. Thank you to all the fans who have given me their support and enthusiasm, it means a lot to me.
Head over to the sites linked below to read more.

StarCraftWire.net: SC2 Graphics Requirements Confirmed
StarCraftWire.net: New SC2 Screens
BlizzPlanet: Voice Of Jim Raynor To Change
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