Starcraft Ghost, a title that has been through development limbo for several years, hasn't received any sort of update about it's potential progression beyond official books and graphic novels. The game went through several changes between developers, eventually taking form as a stealth action game. Kotaku's Jason Schreier confirmed via a phone interview with Blizzard lead designer on Starcraft 2, Dustin Browder.
"There are no plans," Browder confirmed the lack of planning on the long-lost title. "I'm not saying we won't ever, but I'll tell you what i do know: There are no meetings going on. There is no team. No one talks about doing it."
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Browder later tells Schreier that he and his team are huge fans of consoles, and the deciding moment to shelf Ghost was difficult, comparing it to another Blizzard console classic title.
"It doesn't mean that in two years from now, we won't have those meetings, the team won't be formed, but there is literally nothing happening around that game right now that would indicate that there's any likelihood that it will happen. It's just as likely we'll do that again as Lost Vikings 3 or whatever. There's just no guarentees one way or the other, but nothing is happening."
Browder also confirmed Nova will return in a Starcraft 2 expansion, Heart of the Swarm. The character remains popular enough that fans want to see more of the buxom blonde, so it really is a wonder as to why Ghost hasn't been put back into development. While Lost Vikings 3 seems a lot less possible than Ghost, it's a shame that Blizzard hasn't produced anything console related since, well, Lost Vikings 2 for Super Nintendo. While Ghost seems like a no brainer, especially being tied into the Starcraft universe, the game has a long way to go before being resurrected from the dead.
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