Sunday July 31, 2016

Fan-Made "StarCraft" MMO

Check out this trailer for StarCraft Universe. Don’t you think this looks insanely well made for a fan project? Interestingly, Blizzard isn’t shutting this one down.

The tale of StarCraft Universe goes way back to 2011, when a group of modders headed by Ryan Winzen announced that they'd made a mod for StarCraft II that turned the real-time strategy game into a MMO kind of like that other game of Blizzard's with orcs and purple elves. Appropriately enough, they even called it World of StarCraft. Blizzard bristled, and within hours YouTube pulled Winzen's videos showing his progress. In the uproar, League of Legends developer Riot even offered Winzen to apply for a position at the studio.