Blizzard Launches StarCraft II Closed Beta

Mon, Feb 22, 2010

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It’s news many had been looking forward to for years – Blizzard Entertainment has officially launched a closed beta test of the hotly anticipated StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

The game is a follow up to 1998’s mega RTS StarCraft, which is considered by many to be one of, if not the best real-time-strategy games of all time.

Invitations are now being sent out to those users who expressed an interest in testing the game over on the game’s website. Don’t be alarmed if you missed your chance at an invitation, as, according to a company press release, it seems that more users will be added to the test in the future, as users are encouraged to register for accounts over on Battle.net (the online hub for Starcraft II, World of Warcraft, and future Blizzard titles) in the hopes that they too may receive an invitation.

The beta period itself will run as you would expect, with Blizzard hoping that the feedback they’ll receive from users will enable them to make a product that meets fans’ high expectations.

“Gathering concentrated feedback from our players is an important step for us as we head into the final stretch of development for StarCraft II and the new Battle.net service,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to having our players’ help in polishing the overall experience and preparing for launch.”

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