Behemoth studio and creator of the StarCraft RTS series, Blizzard Entertainment, is notorious for its long development cycles. It's an integral part of the studio's "quality first" mindset. But it's also an ethos that is, to some extent, stopping Blizzard from putting SC on the iPad.

Speaking recently to Ars Technica, lead designer of SC 2 Dustin Browder put the breaks on any thoughts that the studio is actively developing for the device: "I don't know," he said, "We're certainly not working on it now."

The reason is wrapped up in control. SC 2 is a PC RTS, and while some devs have been able to have success with their strategy releases on Apple's latest device, Blizzard isn't so sure their game's experience will translate.

"Will we give users the same quality experience?" Browder asked. "We don't put multiple SKUs out there and have like, the good SKU, and the 'Meh, we exploited this SKU, we made some money.' We don't want that SKU, the version that's not the good version."

Would Blizzard make millions if they released an iPad version of SC? It's possible. This is the studio that makes millions on digital animals for their PC MMO World of Warcraft, after all. But for now, Blizzard seems content on doing what it does best: making polished and entertaining PC games.

  • jen

    ah... sorry to hear that. really sorry.............really REALLY sorry...

  • jen

    ah... sorry to hear that. really sorry.............really REALLY sorry...

  • projectkmo

    I think it should be noted that this appears to just be a response to SC2 for the iPad.

    I wonder how they would feel about an Original SC app? certainly it would require less power, graphically etc... though they might still worry about the users experience regarding controls etc.... just as they state is a concern regarding SC2.

    Oh well...

    maybe someone will release an app that can play SC 1 on a jailbroken iPad.

  • projectkmo

    I think it should be noted that this appears to just be a response to SC2 for the iPad.

    I wonder how they would feel about an Original SC app? certainly it would require less power, graphically etc... though they might still worry about the users experience regarding controls etc.... just as they state is a concern regarding SC2.

    Oh well...

    maybe someone will release an app that can play SC 1 on a jailbroken iPad.

  • MrMuesli

    I dusted off my SC and Diablo 2 recently and gave them a spin, and what I found was surprising. The mouse controls were so archaic feeling, and rather unintuitive! I must have got so used to the excellent touch interface of the iDevice in the interim. I'm sure Blizzard have their reasons why they are hesitant to jump into the touch interface arena, although I find it hard understand why they wouldn't. The iPad is made for RTS.

    • Eric

      Who plays StarCraft primarily with a mouse? Of course you have to use it to a certain degree, but if you aren't using quick keys, you are getting pwned.

      • MrMuesli

        Directing your troops with your finger would be far more intuitive than a mouse. No more dragging...bliss; ) And wouldn't a company like Blizzard be able to incorporate hot keys into a touch screen?

      • Poco

        @MrMuesli: Put your hand over it to select a unit and you lose half of the battlefield.... and that matters. How exactly would you incorporate hot keys into a touch screen?

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Yup. I don't think anyone who has actually played enough Starcraft to occasionally win an online game (this takes months of dedication!) would be so optimistic about using a touch screen to play the game.

        If touch screen players were pitted against mouse/keyboard players, the touch screen guys wouldn't have a snowball's chance in hell.

      • MrMuesli

        haha, ok guys you win; ) As I had said, I had 'dusted off my SC to give it a spin', so no, I am not a die-hard-core SC player like you all seem to be. Perhaps my comment was a bit of wishful thinking than anything else...

  • MrMuesli

    I dusted off my SC and Diablo 2 recently and gave them a spin, and what I found was surprising. The mouse controls were so archaic feeling, and rather unintuitive! I must have got so used to the excellent touch interface of the iDevice in the interim. I'm sure Blizzard have their reasons why they are hesitant to jump into the touch interface arena, although I find it hard understand why they wouldn't. The iPad is made for RTS.

    • Eric

      Who plays StarCraft primarily with a mouse? Of course you have to use it to a certain degree, but if you aren't using quick keys, you are getting pwned.

      • MrMuesli

        Directing your troops with your finger would be far more intuitive than a mouse. No more dragging...bliss; ) And wouldn't a company like Blizzard be able to incorporate hot keys into a touch screen?

      • Poco

        @MrMuesli: Put your hand over it to select a unit and you lose half of the battlefield.... and that matters. How exactly would you incorporate hot keys into a touch screen?

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Yup. I don't think anyone who has actually played enough Starcraft to occasionally win an online game (this takes months of dedication!) would be so optimistic about using a touch screen to play the game.

        If touch screen players were pitted against mouse/keyboard players, the touch screen guys wouldn't have a snowball's chance in hell.

      • MrMuesli

        haha, ok guys you win; ) As I had said, I had 'dusted off my SC to give it a spin', so no, I am not a die-hard-core SC player like you all seem to be. Perhaps my comment was a bit of wishful thinking than anything else...

  • dumas1000

    Meh, the AppStore marketplace is too unstable. Perhaps they'll never come out and say as much publically, but companies like Blizzard are reluctant at best to throw their hat into the idevice ring. Revenue streams are unstable & unpredictable. They've got a built in base elsewhere that will pay the frieght, guarenteed. Why take the risk, considering the appstore's economic volatility?

    • Bobby

      Exactly. People would expect it to be every bit as good as the $60 PC version, but they'd have to charge $9.99 for it. (And half the people on this board would say "10 bucks??? I'd only buy it if it was 99 cents.)

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Haha, ain't that the truth. "SHOULD BE FREE! WTF!"

  • dumas1000

    Meh, the AppStore marketplace is too unstable. Perhaps they'll never come out and say as much publically, but companies like Blizzard are reluctant at best to throw their hat into the idevice ring. Revenue streams are unstable & unpredictable. They've got a built in base elsewhere that will pay the frieght, guarenteed. Why take the risk, considering the appstore's economic volatility?

    • Bobby

      Exactly. People would expect it to be every bit as good as the $60 PC version, but they'd have to charge $9.99 for it. (And half the people on this board would say "10 bucks??? I'd only buy it if it was 99 cents.)

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Haha, ain't that the truth. "SHOULD BE FREE! WTF!"

  • Jon

    I agree. The iPhone version Red Alert was abysmal, and was a pretty good example of why ports of PC RTS games don't work very well.

    • Adams Immersive

      But RTS games properly adapted to the touch platform can be awesome. Touchscreen game devices were MADE for RTS, and the iPad most of all!

      • http://soiled.com Gload

        Not really. Unless there is a virtual keyboard in the RTS, hotkeys > poking around the screen for skills (since your hands won't move on a KB, just your fingers).

  • Jon

    I agree. The iPhone version Red Alert was abysmal, and was a pretty good example of why ports of PC RTS games don't work very well.

    • Adams Immersive

      But RTS games properly adapted to the touch platform can be awesome. Touchscreen game devices were MADE for RTS, and the iPad most of all!

      • http://soiled.com Gload

        Not really. Unless there is a virtual keyboard in the RTS, hotkeys > poking around the screen for skills (since your hands won't move on a KB, just your fingers).

  • Deewin

    After playing the Starcraft 2 beta I don't think I would want any less of a experience that game offers on the PC. The attention to detail Blizzard put into that game is astounding and it's almost as if they make videogames in their own league.

  • Deewin

    After playing the Starcraft 2 beta I don't think I would want any less of a experience that game offers on the PC. The attention to detail Blizzard put into that game is astounding and it's almost as if they make videogames in their own league.

  • Cause007

    It's good news that they have no plans to port SC2 to the ipad, but how about a Warcraft 3-style RTS using Starcraft? Using fewer units, more manageable scope for the ipad. Would it be blasphemy to say "casual Starcraft?"

  • http://www.thedara.com Chris

    yeah Blizzard is king. their quality is unbeatable IMO.
    I'd probably buy an iPad for SC alone.
    Seriously the ONLY game i still have kept over all these years.

    • Deewin

      I'm shocked to see that Blizzard games have a retail shelf life of over 10 years which is unheard of. I've only played one game of Starcraft 2 so far and I can easily see this game stay on store shelves for another decade lol. Not only is it intuitive and well optimized, it's also one of the best looking PC games out there :-)

      • jon

        A long shelf-life isn't unheard of. People still play Tetris. I could dust off an NES right now and have fun playing Mike Tyson's Punch Out or Zelda or Mario Bro's or Megaman. These are just off the top of my head. A truly good game has a shelf life of ∞

      • Bethany

        @jon

        It's not just that the game is still fun after 10 years -- you're right, you can say that about any good game. It's that the games are still being sold after 10 years.

        Enough people are willing to pay $40 for the Diablo Warchest (D1, D2, and the D2:LOD expansion -- published 1997, 2000, and 2001 respectively) that you can find it ON THE SHELF at Target. Not just buying directly from Blizzard, or from Amazon, not just at specialty gaming stores, but on the shelf stores like Target and Walmart that have limited shelf space to display games.

        And I can't speak for Blizzard's other franchises, but I know Blizzard just released the 1.13 patch for D2 and (allegedly) plans more patches in the future. Say what you will about the patch, how many companies still patch 10-year-old games? How many companies have enough players after 10 years to justify it?

      • Carl

        What about the Age of Empires series? That is still on store shelves. Not sure about number one, but at lest number two is.

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Whether a game is still sold or played long after its release is not the point. Blizzard *actively maintains* their old games, keeping them functional on new operating systems and hardware, balancing the gameplay, and fixing exploits, etc. No other game developer in the world, or at any time in history, has ever been so committed to their games. That's why they're #1.

      • http://soiled.com Gload

        @Jon Tetris has been remade dozens and dozens of times. SC has not. BAD EXAMPLE

  • Cause007

    It's good news that they have no plans to port SC2 to the ipad, but how about a Warcraft 3-style RTS using Starcraft? Using fewer units, more manageable scope for the ipad. Would it be blasphemy to say "casual Starcraft?"

  • http://www.thedara.com Chris

    yeah Blizzard is king. their quality is unbeatable IMO.
    I'd probably buy an iPad for SC alone.
    Seriously the ONLY game i still have kept over all these years.

    • Deewin

      I'm shocked to see that Blizzard games have a retail shelf life of over 10 years which is unheard of. I've only played one game of Starcraft 2 so far and I can easily see this game stay on store shelves for another decade lol. Not only is it intuitive and well optimized, it's also one of the best looking PC games out there :-)

      • jon

        A long shelf-life isn't unheard of. People still play Tetris. I could dust off an NES right now and have fun playing Mike Tyson's Punch Out or Zelda or Mario Bro's or Megaman. These are just off the top of my head. A truly good game has a shelf life of ∞

      • Bethany

        @jon

        It's not just that the game is still fun after 10 years -- you're right, you can say that about any good game. It's that the games are still being sold after 10 years.

        Enough people are willing to pay $40 for the Diablo Warchest (D1, D2, and the D2:LOD expansion -- published 1997, 2000, and 2001 respectively) that you can find it ON THE SHELF at Target. Not just buying directly from Blizzard, or from Amazon, not just at specialty gaming stores, but on the shelf stores like Target and Walmart that have limited shelf space to display games.

        And I can't speak for Blizzard's other franchises, but I know Blizzard just released the 1.13 patch for D2 and (allegedly) plans more patches in the future. Say what you will about the patch, how many companies still patch 10-year-old games? How many companies have enough players after 10 years to justify it?

      • Carl

        What about the Age of Empires series? That is still on store shelves. Not sure about number one, but at lest number two is.

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Whether a game is still sold or played long after its release is not the point. Blizzard *actively maintains* their old games, keeping them functional on new operating systems and hardware, balancing the gameplay, and fixing exploits, etc. No other game developer in the world, or at any time in history, has ever been so committed to their games. That's why they're #1.

      • http://soiled.com Gload

        @Jon Tetris has been remade dozens and dozens of times. SC has not. BAD EXAMPLE

  • Timothy Scheel

    Everyone that keeps saying "the iPad/touch screen were made for RTS" must not have ever played a RTS seriously. Trust me RTS is one genre that is only good on PC.

    • Poco

      Completely agree. People saying multitouch is the future... :p maybe for fooling around a few minutes a day. RTS and FPS = forever mouse and keyboard. I really dislike that Blizzard didn't (won't) include LAN multiplayer but at least it is one of the producers which does not make crappy xbox ports and concentrates fully on PC.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Actually, FPS games are way better on mouse/keyboard too. Can't understand why anyone plays those games on gamepads or anything else. The experience just plain sucks.

  • Timothy Scheel

    Everyone that keeps saying "the iPad/touch screen were made for RTS" must not have ever played a RTS seriously. Trust me RTS is one genre that is only good on PC.

    • Poco

      Completely agree. People saying multitouch is the future... :p maybe for fooling around a few minutes a day. RTS and FPS = forever mouse and keyboard. I really dislike that Blizzard didn't (won't) include LAN multiplayer but at least it is one of the producers which does not make crappy xbox ports and concentrates fully on PC.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Actually, FPS games are way better on mouse/keyboard too. Can't understand why anyone plays those games on gamepads or anything else. The experience just plain sucks.

  • Miffy

    Yeh you need the keyboard for RTS for all the shortcuts and hotkeys. I don't get why you'd want an Ipad version when you could just play it on the laptop or desktop...

    • jase

      And the good news is that Blizzard is one of the few game developers who treat the Mac OS version as an equal to Windows-PC releases.

    • JediMaster

      The thing is mouse and keyboard is very dead...it just not evolving...I do agree maybe in the past is awesome but since wii and ipod-touch introduce in the market...it became quite old tech and the experience ain't there anymore...I feel we need to get out of our comfort zone...I will like to experience FPS like I was actually there...or RTS like a commander in base but first we need to get out of our comfort zone and say...yes...keyboard and mice is just slowing us down...

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        You have no idea what you're talking about. Literally none.

      • Miffy

        Mouse and keyboard work better than anything that has come before and since. Genres have evolved around it and so they work better. People have to be creative and invent new genres for Touch screens because most games just wont work.

  • Miffy

    Yeh you need the keyboard for RTS for all the shortcuts and hotkeys. I don't get why you'd want an Ipad version when you could just play it on the laptop or desktop...

    • jase

      And the good news is that Blizzard is one of the few game developers who treat the Mac OS version as an equal to Windows-PC releases.

    • JediMaster

      The thing is mouse and keyboard is very dead...it just not evolving...I do agree maybe in the past is awesome but since wii and ipod-touch introduce in the market...it became quite old tech and the experience ain't there anymore...I feel we need to get out of our comfort zone...I will like to experience FPS like I was actually there...or RTS like a commander in base but first we need to get out of our comfort zone and say...yes...keyboard and mice is just slowing us down...

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        You have no idea what you're talking about. Literally none.

      • Miffy

        Mouse and keyboard work better than anything that has come before and since. Genres have evolved around it and so they work better. People have to be creative and invent new genres for Touch screens because most games just wont work.

  • darwiniandude

    Blizzard, make something for us, please. The future is multitouch. Embrace it and run with it, or get left behind.

    • Requisition

      Multitouch is fun and all, but it is definitely not the future.

  • darwiniandude

    Blizzard, make something for us, please. The future is multitouch. Embrace it and run with it, or get left behind.

    • Requisition

      Multitouch is fun and all, but it is definitely not the future.

  • mardas pye

    In my opinion all Blizzard games are dreadfully boring, so no loss for me.

    • Micah

      Yup, there's always one who has to be contrary just to be cool.

      • mardas pye

        To be cool? That's ridiculous, their games are simply boring.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Your opinion is meaningless to everyone else, though.

      • mardas pye

        Not to you or you wouldn't have replied...

  • mardas pye

    In my opinion all Blizzard games are dreadfully boring, so no loss for me.

    • Micah

      Yup, there's always one who has to be contrary just to be cool.

      • mardas pye

        To be cool? That's ridiculous, their games are simply boring.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Your opinion is meaningless to everyone else, though.

      • mardas pye

        Not to you or you wouldn't have replied...

  • AnonTerrorist

    like anyone cared for a dead beat company LMFAO!

    • leeroy

      PFFT! there not dead beat, there working on the new xpac for WOW, Cataclysm

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Are you high? Blizzard is the best game developer that ever existed. And I don't think you even understand the meaning of the term "deadbeat".

  • AnonTerrorist

    like anyone cared for a dead beat company LMFAO!

    • leeroy

      PFFT! there not dead beat, there working on the new xpac for WOW, Cataclysm

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Are you high? Blizzard is the best game developer that ever existed. And I don't think you even understand the meaning of the term "deadbeat".

  • akira01

    "The reason is wrapped up in control"

    AH AH AH AH

    What a joke !!!

  • akira01

    "The reason is wrapped up in control"

    AH AH AH AH

    What a joke !!!

  • JEW

    i think they should stick to WOW n balance the classes

  • JEW

    i think they should stick to WOW n balance the classes

  • JediMaster

    Seriously? Experience? I think it will be awesome playing sc on ipad with multi touch rather than a point and click device...maybe the developers are still using motorola...oops...ouch...

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      The CPU/GPU performance in the iPad is nowhere near where it needs to be to run the graphics engine in StarCraft II. Simple as that.

  • JediMaster

    Seriously? Experience? I think it will be awesome playing sc on ipad with multi touch rather than a point and click device...maybe the developers are still using motorola...oops...ouch...

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      The CPU/GPU performance in the iPad is nowhere near where it needs to be to run the graphics engine in StarCraft II. Simple as that.

  • Vertig0

    Blizzard should make a blackthorne port. Or a new blackthorne just for idevices. I know it'll never happen especially since they even joked about blackthorne 2 for their april fools joke, but it would be awesome.

  • Vertig0

    Blizzard should make a blackthorne port. Or a new blackthorne just for idevices. I know it'll never happen especially since they even joked about blackthorne 2 for their april fools joke, but it would be awesome.

  • Moriarty

    I never thought I would see a comment page on his site get flooded Blizzard AND keyboard/mouse fanboys. You people need to go back to 2003.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Yeah, nobody uses a mouse or keyboard anymore.

      Dumbass.

    • Poco

      Maybe you need to wake up, you got brainwashed with all these touch devices or what? I never thought somebody would come up with such a nonsense you just wrote. Keyboard/mouse fanboys... LOL.

  • Moriarty

    I never thought I would see a comment page on his site get flooded Blizzard AND keyboard/mouse fanboys. You people need to go back to 2003.

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Yeah, nobody uses a mouse or keyboard anymore.

      Dumbass.

    • Poco

      Maybe you need to wake up, you got brainwashed with all these touch devices or what? I never thought somebody would come up with such a nonsense you just wrote. Keyboard/mouse fanboys... LOL.

  • Player of Good Games

    I didn't even know there was an iPad SC port rumor, but glad that it isn't true. Without a keyboard and mouse how the heck would you play that game coherently?

  • Player of Good Games

    I didn't even know there was an iPad SC port rumor, but glad that it isn't true. Without a keyboard and mouse how the heck would you play that game coherently?

  • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

    I couldn't agree more with Blizzard's position on this. That company is absolutely committed to making the best games they can. They have incredible focus and it always shows in the results of their work.

    • TheFamousEccles

      That fact that you've posted 10 times on this article doesn't help your case, it just makes you look crazy.

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Yes, clearly someone who has a strong opinion about something should be barred from discussing it.

        Is that all, or do you have an actual point that's relevant to the discussion?

  • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

    I couldn't agree more with Blizzard's position on this. That company is absolutely committed to making the best games they can. They have incredible focus and it always shows in the results of their work.

    • TheFamousEccles

      That fact that you've posted 10 times on this article doesn't help your case, it just makes you look crazy.

      • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

        Yes, clearly someone who has a strong opinion about something should be barred from discussing it.

        Is that all, or do you have an actual point that's relevant to the discussion?

  • Truth

    The iPad doesn't deserve a great game like Starcraft 2. Blizzard's doing the right thing by keeping the Starcraft name clean and not whoring it out to anyone who'll buy it regardless of quality.

  • Truth

    The iPad doesn't deserve a great game like Starcraft 2. Blizzard's doing the right thing by keeping the Starcraft name clean and not whoring it out to anyone who'll buy it regardless of quality.

  • DJ

    This site has gone from posting news of new games to news of games out someday to non-news of games that will never come out. This is a sad trend.

  • DJ

    This site has gone from posting news of new games to news of games out someday to non-news of games that will never come out. This is a sad trend.

  • SicMX

    Anyone who says RTS sucks for an iPhone or iPod Touch hasn't tried Warfare Inc.

    I've played the game for hours and hours (it's really addictive), and it's great and the controls are really well implemented!

    If Warfare Inc. comes out for the iPad it will be awesome

    • jackthewhore

      But that is a very simple RTS, with small maps and few untis. And it'd still be much easier to play with a mouse and keyboard.

  • SicMX

    Anyone who says RTS sucks for an iPhone or iPod Touch hasn't tried Warfare Inc.

    I've played the game for hours and hours (it's really addictive), and it's great and the controls are really well implemented!

    If Warfare Inc. comes out for the iPad it will be awesome

    • jackthewhore

      But that is a very simple RTS, with small maps and few untis. And it'd still be much easier to play with a mouse and keyboard.

  • john doe

    i don't care, there is a firm named gameloft, if they notice a broader interest for such a game, then they'll give ya.

    gameloft is in most cases a copycat that's fo sho, but the quality and execution of their products is excellent.

    simple as that.

    • jackthewhore

      The quality and execution of gameloft games is good, but far from excellent. The gulf between, say, gta cw and gameloft's gta clone is huge. The guf between dugeon hunter and diablo 1 (yes 1) is huge.
      They produce polished, fairly entertaining games that are quickly forgotten.

      Nowhere near the class of Blizzard.

  • john doe

    i don't care, there is a firm named gameloft, if they notice a broader interest for such a game, then they'll give ya.

    gameloft is in most cases a copycat that's fo sho, but the quality and execution of their products is excellent.

    simple as that.

    • jackthewhore

      The quality and execution of gameloft games is good, but far from excellent. The gulf between, say, gta cw and gameloft's gta clone is huge. The guf between dugeon hunter and diablo 1 (yes 1) is huge.
      They produce polished, fairly entertaining games that are quickly forgotten.

      Nowhere near the class of Blizzard.

  • matt

    So it seems there is allot of controversy over the role of SC2 on Ipad. It comes down to personal preference and I for one, I would like it. The divide in many respects is old peripherals (keyboard & mouse) v. new touch screen technology. Most people that think the game can’t be played on touch screens forget that we can simply restructure some of the environment to make it user friendly. Nothing is impossible.
    I’m not a great hot key player, but I know that there are not a million units for each team, and the environment can be restructures with quick pop down menus, side hot keys (such as hero selects in frozen throne idle scv’s in SC2) or hot keys can be rendered obsolete by having a finger tap the mini-map more accurately. Alternatives are plentiful!
    Ultimately, all I know is that on a touch screen, my productivity goes up and with 10 fingers to act as mice and hotkeys, I feel more confident laying down a ROFLPOON on other players.
    It is a shame though that Blizzard is not sparing a small team of designers and software editors to reconfigure the Beta demo to the Ipad since it would open up such a large market sector (touch games) and could feasibly be undertaken in short order. Obviously Blizzard has dropped mad money on R&D-ing SC2 so I can’t foresee why they would not invest a little more in touch padding it since they know the future of gaming is on touch screens. with new devices such as SMART's technologies, there is no mistaking that old peripheral are going the way of the type writers and floppy discs so making the system both touch operated and verbally responsive is the only feasible means of staying competitive and cutting edge in the global games market.

  • matt

    So it seems there is allot of controversy over the role of SC2 on Ipad. It comes down to personal preference and I for one, I would like it. The divide in many respects is old peripherals (keyboard & mouse) v. new touch screen technology. Most people that think the game can’t be played on touch screens forget that we can simply restructure some of the environment to make it user friendly. Nothing is impossible.
    I’m not a great hot key player, but I know that there are not a million units for each team, and the environment can be restructures with quick pop down menus, side hot keys (such as hero selects in frozen throne idle scv’s in SC2) or hot keys can be rendered obsolete by having a finger tap the mini-map more accurately. Alternatives are plentiful!
    Ultimately, all I know is that on a touch screen, my productivity goes up and with 10 fingers to act as mice and hotkeys, I feel more confident laying down a ROFLPOON on other players.
    It is a shame though that Blizzard is not sparing a small team of designers and software editors to reconfigure the Beta demo to the Ipad since it would open up such a large market sector (touch games) and could feasibly be undertaken in short order. Obviously Blizzard has dropped mad money on R&D-ing SC2 so I can’t foresee why they would not invest a little more in touch padding it since they know the future of gaming is on touch screens. with new devices such as SMART's technologies, there is no mistaking that old peripheral are going the way of the type writers and floppy discs so making the system both touch operated and verbally responsive is the only feasible means of staying competitive and cutting edge in the global games market.

  • Boing998196

    Sc2 would be really perfect game for iPad, it fells amazing! You can go anywhere whith it and play. But I honestly think it's a great game.

  • http://Yahoomail Boing998196

    Sc2 would be really perfect game for iPad, it fells amazing! You can go anywhere whith it and play. But I honestly think it's a great game.