Indefinitely postponed third-person spin-off StarCraft Ghost may return "some day", Blizzard producer Alex Mayberry has teased, adding that it's still a game Blizzard would "like to do".
"I think the idea is still perfectly viable," Mayberry told VideoGamer.com while discussing the game ahead of tomorrow's launch of Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls. "I don't know if we'll ever do it but I think it's something we'd like to do."
StarCraft Ghost was first announced over a decade ago and promised to offer a third-person twist on Blizzard's popular RTS universe. The game was expected to be Blizzard's first major foray into console development, and was thought to focus largely around stealth and team-based third-person combat.
"When we set out to do it originally we were GameCube, PS2 and Xbox," Mayberry continued, "and after we shelved that I used to say that at that time we were very ready to make a Blizzard game on consoles but those consoles weren't ready for a Blizzard game. We just couldn't quite get what we wanted to do just because of those machines at the time."
But could PS4 and Xbox One finally provide Blizzard with the tech to realise its vision for Ghost?
"I don't know," Mayberry adds. "Maybe some day we'll take another look at that but I don't think it'll be any time soon. I think it's an idea that still lives inside the halls of Blizzard."
Blizzard's latest title, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, launches on PC and Mac at midnight tonight.