StarCraft hasn’t received a new game in quite some time now, but if Activision Blizzard’s latest financial reports are anything to go by, the franchise may not be expanded upon for the foreseeable future.
While it hasn’t been confirmed in black and white that Blizzard has cancelled StarCraft, it doesn’t seem like the title is still in the company’s plans, at least according to Jason Schreier’s assessment of the company’s results.
The last thing we heard about StarCraft from Activision Blizzard was that they had cancelled their planned StarCraft FPS game. Now, the company referenced a wide variety of their intellectual properties that are about to be expanded upon: Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Diablo, while seemingly ignoring StarCraft.
“They’ve never specifically printed a list of every franchise they plan to actively develop” said Schreier, explaining what the exact wording likely means. “This is also their first report since cancelling the StarCraft game they had in development.”
As said, it’s not confirmed that the company has cancelled any StarCraft games going forward, but with no active projects in development, it seems likely that there is nothing coming in the immediate future. “StarCraft wasn’t dead before, but it is now,” concluded Schreier.