In case you haven’t seen the amazing cinematic video you can check it out in the article here. Which discusses the massive goodies available in StarCraft 2’s third and final expansion. These new features and game play modes will likely appeal to new and die hard fans alike. When the game is released on November 11.
So why get into StarCraft or any real time strategy (RTS) games now? First the action is faster than ever with 2v2 Archon mode with its base vs base features. Allied Commander mode takes bot battles to a new extreme as well. These faster paced more co-op modes is just what a RTS game needs with E-Sports players who need a constant stream of action and competitive challenges.
The second reason is you can play it as a standalone game. Unlike Heart of the Swarm you don’t need any expansions to play this game. If story mode isn’t your thing, hop straight into competitive mode and show em who is boss. Simply pick up the game for 40 or buy all 3 together for 60. If you’re still unsure there’s a 5 level demo of Wings of Liberty Available with your BattleNet account.
Reason three is RTS games are still huge in the E-Sports and Twitch Community. One might consider this the golden age of the StarCraft 2 series. The last StarCraft Series put out it’s lat expansion Brood War in 1998. It was twelve years later until the next one. So does that mean this is the end for a while? Not likely, but it is true that changes are happening.
Blizzard and many probably thought in 2010 that the StarCraft 2 series would stay on top for another decade. But technology and game genres moved faster than ever even MOBA’s have become far too saturated including ending or cancelled MOBAs like Dawngate, Infinite Crisis, and Dead Island. The E-Sports community is always changing and each genre will also change or be replaced. However as the E-Sports gets bigger, there is room for growth and variety for the most competitive and addictive games. Blizzard has changed as well, with diverse games such as Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. So what is in the future for StarCraft franchise in this growing family at Blizzard?
WCS3 the Star Craft World Championship series is going on right now. It’s been a massive event with lots of hoopla and exciting matches. In the Legacy of the Void trailer Blizzard even hints at a StarCraft 3. According to pcgamesn article with Christ Sigaty the Blizzard employee said about the series
“he still [has] plan[s] to do with StarCraft in the coming years.”
So it looks like RTS games are here to stay as a big player in competitive E-Sports, just not as big as Dota or League of Legends. If you decide to order Legacy of the Void now and get “the exclusive prologue mission” and be a part of the beta.