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How Long do you think Beta will take?

Discussion in 'StarCraft I & II' started by JimBob, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. JimBob

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    I thought I heard sometime ago from Blizzard that Beta will take 4-6 months? Is it true? If, so than we should expect SC2 to be released late summer or early fall of this year(Winter at the latest if they plan on taking it slow just, so they can release it around Christmas time). What is your estimate on how long Beta will take?
     
  2. Raizen

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    Well knowing blizzard they will drag the beta all the way to the summer where then everyone will take a break from the game then release it once the summer ends.
     
  3. Ultimate_MapCreator

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    Methink Christmas.
     
  4. Blizard Of Oz

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    Id hope summer, but who knows. They already spent too much damn time making it. No matter how long it takes, I just hope it comes out as expected or beyond expectation.
     
  5. Raizen

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    they should release the map editor even if we cant try the maps so there would a somewhat collection of custom maps at release
     
  6. MGCǂSpectre

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    Blizzard posted somewhere about Q3, so no later than July/August/September
     
  7. Ultimate_MapCreator

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    I think it'll be released before xmas*
     
  8. Deathcom3s

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    From what i've played, i have encountered very few problems with B.net 2.0 and the game itself, i think it's mainly an issue of balancing melee (which i'm sure is priority number 1 for them, as they hope SC2 will become a very popular esport), and just giving the entire game that polish that comes with Blizzard games.
     
  9. syltman

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    I doubt it's the priority to balance, I think it's battle.net 2.0 that it's the main priority atm since they've been spending so much time on it.
     
  10. JimBob

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    I'm hoping for late summer, however, I wouldn't mind if it came out Christmas.

    Thanks for all the responses, so far.
     
  11. redmarine

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    Blizzard have only said first half of 2010 and not the 3rd quarter. And it seems plausible that it will indeed by released according to how well StarCraft II currently performs in beta. :p
     
  12. overload119

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    4 months.

    That was the beta of TFT. (more or less)
     
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    Maybe September, huh?
     
  14. redmarine

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    Again, they're aiming to release the game within the first half of 2010.
     
  15. bboy-tiger-

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    6 months I think.
     
  16. Tleno

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    I hope in summer. I just can't wait for it!
     
  17. CyberDuelX16

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    At This Point, A Couple of Years Wouldn't Surprise Me
     
  18. MGCǂSpectre

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    THIS here, will given an explanations to why it's taking so long and so on, and will hopefully make ppl stop saying (in Blizzard forum), 'I need a key'. Xordiah was very nice to answer some questions including a personal to me, so here is the answer:

    http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=23393189966&sid=3000
     
  19. Darkness-4ever

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    In the latest Blizzcast episode they say that their range is 3 - 5 months of beta testing, but they say they're shooting for 3 months.
     
  20. phatlewt

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    Cat is probably going to make a november release. They have already started stalling. It isn't even in beta yet, and we would probably know if it was in alpha (friends and family alpha was leaked fast). November is the WoW tradition.

    Blizzard isn't going to release Cat and SC2 at the same time either. There are a fair amount of people who are going to take a break from WoW when SC2 comes out (/cancel subscription), most people in my guild are cancelling subs for a few months for SC2. If you add in the fact that they will probably buy SC2 instead of Cat it might be months before they get around to buying Cat and get back on WoW.

    Diablo 2 Release = June 29
    Diablo 2 LOD = June 27
    Starcraft = April 1
    Starcraft Brood War = November 30 (but same year as starcraft)
    WC3 RoC = July 3
    WC3 FF = July 3

    The most recent non-mmos were released in Q2. Expect SC2 anywhere between April-July. (The past betas for those games havn't lasted 6 months anyway).