Warcraft III Delayed Until 2002
10:24 AM | Ben Boffey | Comment on this story
Following much speculation about a release date for the upcoming role-playing strategy game Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos we have news straight from those who should know: Blizzard themselves. As many expected, this eagerly anticipated title will not be reaching us before the end of the year. Here's what Blizzard had to say:
Over the past few weeks, it has become apparent that Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos will not be complete for release by the end of 2001. Our development team is hard at work finalizing the product and we look forward to bringing you an outstanding, real-time strategy game in 2002.We're sure that Blizzard have made the right decision, and look forward to seeing the final, polished product, even more so after recent showings of the game at MWNY running under OS X. If you want more info on Warcraft III check out previous news articles and IMG's own preview of the game based on an earlier build.
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Our goal at Blizzard is to make the best games possible. This means that we will not release a game until it's ready. While we could release an inferior product to meet a specific date, we instead choose to polish our games until they meet the superior quality that we know Blizzard gamers and our development teams expect.
We firmly believe that this additional development time will prove invaluable, ensuring that Warcraft III will expand upon the legendary gameplay experience previously found in the critically acclaimed Warcraft series.
Announcements regarding further details and specifics of the Warcraft III beta test will be released in the near future. We encourage you to check our official website at www.blizzard.com for updates, and as always, we thank you for your continued support.
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