Blizzard Entertainment announced that the Closed-Beta Test for their highly anticipated Real-Time Strategy Game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has begun.
The company has started to send invitations to thousands of gamers worldwide in order for them to participate in the first phase of the Closed-Beta Test. Beta-Testers have the chance to take a first look at Blizzard's new revamped Battle.net service while providing feedback on the multiplayer balance of StarCraft II. The new and revamped Battle.net 2.0 will be the online platform for StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, and future Blizzard Entertainment titles.
CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, Mike Morhaime, stated that an important step for them is to gather concentrated feedback from their players as they head into the final stretch of development for StarCraft II and the new revamped Battle.net service. He also said that they look forward to having their player's help in polishing the overall experience and preparing for the launch of the game.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft, which was their 1998 hit title. StarCraft has been hailed by players and critics all over the world as one of the best real-time strategy games of all time.
Featuring a vibrant new state-of-the-art graphics engine, StarCraft II will once again concentrate on the tension between the protoss, zerg, and terran, with each of them featuring upgraded, and brand-new unit types. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is currently expected to ship in the first half of 2010.
In addition to all that, Blizzard will again give the opportunity for unparalleled online multiplayer through Battle.net, which is the company's world-renowned online gaming service. The new version of Battle.net will be launched alongside StarCraft II with several new features and enhancements. The new Battle.net is expected to establish as the premier online gaming destination for all Blizzard gamers.
For more information on StarCraft II and the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Closed-Beta Test please visit the official website at starcraft2.com. If you want to set up a Battle.net account and sign up for a chance to participate in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Closed-Beta test, please visit the official Battle.net website, which is battle.net.