Blizzard will not release another update in 2020, making the August balance update the last of the year. However, the blog does emphasize that these balance updates will still be developed as needed in the future. The esports scene, maintained by Blizzard in partnership with ESL Gaming and GSL, will continue as normal.
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Perhaps most exciting for StarCraft fans is the explanation as to why the team is winding down content development. “We know some of our players have been looking forward to some of the things we’re moving away from, but the good news is this change will free us up to think about what’s next, not just with regard to StarCraft II
, but for the StarCraft universe as a whole,” said Blizzard.
It’s impossible to know what Blizzard is planning for StarCraft, but the important thing is that the studio is thinking about the series’ future. Whether that’s a classic-style sequel with StarCraft 3, or something else entirely, remains to be seen.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.