Blizzard Says Starcraft On Wii U “Might Work”

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The lead designer on Starcraft II has suggested that there are ways that this massively popular franchise could make it’s way onto consoles if the stars align just right.  And what better fit than the Wii U!

Traditionally Blizzard games are PC-only titles and rarely make it to the consoles, but there are exceptions like the ports of the original Diablo and Starcraft games. Blizzard has confirmed that they have considered the option of putting Diablo III on consoles as well.

I think the possibility of executing a MMORPG like World of Warcraft or an RTS game like Starcraft would be feasable on a system like the Wii U that has both a touch screen and buttons is an interesting idea. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility to see something that uses the GamePad as a HUD for these games and use the main screen to micro-manage units for an RTS. But only time will tell if Blizzard will make a game for the Wii U at all.

Relating this back to Nintendo, this would be an opportunity for them to make an awesome Pokemon MMO that many fans have been clamoring for, especially since there hasn’t been any Pokemon titles for home console in a long time that hasn’t fallen under the Pokemon Stadiom or Poke-Park franchises.   It’ll be interesting to see what genres will be able to be done on the Wii U that was previously difficult or impossible to do on previous consoles.

Markus Lai can be usually be found either a screen playing video games or a camera when not stuck in class or work. In his spare time, he writes for infendo.com and brokenfuse.com