2013 is shaping up to be a pretty stacked calendar of video game releases, with another blockbuster added to the list from Blizzard Entertainment. Their popular RTS, StarCraft II will recieve its first expansionary content with the Zerg based tale in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.
Heart of the Swarm has been in production for quite some time, with a playable version available to press and event-goers as early as Blizz-con 2011, which was over one year ago. Collecting feedback from the passionate community of SC players, Blizzard plans to implement these finishing touches on the game over the next few months to see a first half 2013 release for the game.
Blizzard is known for taking their sweet time with many of their games, and this one could see a miss of that window. “It’s too early to tell,” said Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime when pressed for a more precise release date.
Blizzard has been actively updating StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty in recent months. The most recent update saw Clan functionality added to the online feature-set, as well as an overhauled UI.