It has been confirmed that StarCraft 2 is being developed in 3D, a new race has been added and existing units' characteristics will have many changes. Additional details will only be revealed to certain parts of WWI.
However, trustworthy information is being leaked from previous Blizzard employees, and through an acquaintance of ex-Blizzard North employees, StarCraft 2's development and its announcement at the WWI has been confirmed.
MBC Game's Lee Sang-Ho head said "Frankly, it's half anticipation and half worry. If SC2 is released in a form that is compatible with e-sports broadcast, there will be many new gamers and the entire industry will develop. However if it comes out in a form that is not easy to broadcast, like WarCraft 3, StarCraft fans will focus on the sequel while the original league will suffer a decline", expressing a cautious mindset.
OnGameNet's StarCraft commentator Um Jae-Kyung said "Blizzard has probably already grasped the difference between this nation's gamers and foreign gamers' difference in inclination through WarCraft 3. So I'm hoping for a more balanced structure, a structure with e-sports in mind. However, I believe that the e-sports league will continue to focus on StarCraft and a new league focusing on StarCraft 2 will form, the industry growing bigger as a result. As a gamer, I'm really looking forward to it.
MBC Game and OnGameNet are the organizers of the two big StarCraft leagues in Korea. For them, the progamers, and for the fans across the world, news of a SC2 is both bracing and alarming. Will SC2 live up to its own pedigree, or will it fall? Only time will tell that tale!!
Will the new race be ancient machines that slumbered for millions of years before awakening to harvest the other races for their immortal star gods? Or will it be advanced amphibians living in a caste society that ally with other minor races for the greater good?
Its more than annoying to state the obvious that SC still remains the most balanced RTS out there, its very hard to improve on something so good other than graphics. It is a tall order blizzard has to overcome especially on a game which was made by a team that 90% of no longer resides among blizzard but in Flagship Studios/Arena Net.