Different regions will be able to play together when the expansion, Heart of the Swarm, finally emerges.
Blizzard’s Chris Sigaty has announced that the often requested ‘Global Play’ feature is coming to Starcraft II.
“Some of you may have read details about Diablo III Global Play, which will allow Diablo III players to create characters in different regions from their home region so they can play with friends in other parts of the world.”
“We know this is something StarCraft II players have been asking for, and we’re working hard to make it available along with multilanguage support, at or around the release of Heart of the Swarm,” revealed the production director in a lengthy statement to the community.
The inability to create additional personas worldwide which allows individuals to easily play with those in different regions has been something that has bugged us about Starcraft II since launch, so we’re very glad that Blizzard has finally committed to offering the functionality to their fans. However it’s a shame that it has taken so long for Blizzard to publicly acknowledge that the online segregation of their community based solely on where they live is an problem.
Additionally Sigaty also announced that unranked matchmaking is currently in the works for Starcraft II and that those who take part in the forthcoming Arcade 1.5 beta could win a chance to take part in the upcoming Heart of the Swarm multiplayer beta test.
Heart of the Swarm is the first expansion for Starcraft II and its slated to be released before the end of 2012.
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