If you liked our earlier article on 5 Game Sequels we are waiting for—here's my take on an additional 5 more sequels that need to be made—since Avinash's was primarily geared toward the action genre.
Blizzard's StarCraft franchise was a milestone in Real-Time Strategy gaming, where it set the bar for all the RTS' that followed. The game's cutscenes were stunning, and all the races in it were designed perfectly. It had the best gameplay of its time and genre, where all the races (the Zerg, the Protoss, and the Terran) played differently and had their own strengths and weaknesses. The diversity of gameplay, coupled with Blizzard's awesome work with Battle.net (their online gaming portal), made StarCraft one of the best Real-Time Strategy franchise of all time. The game became so popular that it sold over 9 million copies worldwide, and it's still played online to this day. The game even featured something most other RTS' did not—an awesome storyline. You'd probably think that a game based on a war between alien races would have a bland or totally non-existent storyline, but that wasn't the case in StarCraft; each faction in the game had their own tale to tell and their own history, which was interlinked with the others' in someway or another. The storyline in the original had some very interesting twists, which led to the making of the expansion 'Broodwar' which was as badass as the original, if not better.
Probability of this happening: Very good
Blizzard had announced that they will be making a tactical action game in the StarCraft universe named StarCraft: Ghost, but after a large number of delays, in March 2006, it was announced that the game will be 'indefinitely delayed' (which means that it's cancelled most probably). On the bright side though, in the German Games convention this year, this is what Blizzard Chief Operating Officer Paul Sams told gaming website IGN:
"StarCraft is my absolutely favorite game of all time. As you probably already know, there is no doubt that we will continue the StarCraft and Diablo franchise, and trust me, I will be the happiest person in the world when we announce StarCraft 2."