Blizzard "hoping" to return to StarCraft: Ghost

Blizzard has revealed it hopes to return to its sci-fi stealth-shooter StarCraft: Ghost, which it put on indefinite hold back in March 2006.

During this week's Hollywood and Games Summit, Blizzard lead designer Rob Pardo formed part of a panel dicussing MMOs which was asked, "when do you pull the plug on a project?"

Next Generation reports that, citing StarCraft: Ghost as an example in response, Pardo said, "Our most recent one was Starcraft Ghost. With that game we were very stubborn. I still believe in that game and the characters but we were not able to execute at the level we wanted to... Rather than work on that we had to focus on our other games. We're hoping one day to return to it."

StarCraft: Ghost was first announced in 2002 and went through two developers before Blizzard finally decided to put the game on hold last year. It was a spin-off from the developer's RTS series and found female Ghost(stealth operative) Nova undertaking the usual dangerous set of missions in the StarCraft universe.

June 28, 2007