June 1, 2010
StarCraft II Beta Extended Until June 7th
While July 27th may feel like an enternity away there is some good news for die hard StarCraft fans that have been dreading the end of the StarCraft II beta. Blizzard announced yesterday that it would be extending the beta for StarCraft II until June 7th.
The game will be taken down and be made unavailable for some time as they go into the final phase of testing. During this downtime blizzard will be making final hardware and software tweaks. The beta will be put back up two weeks prior to the release. The offical statement follows below:
“We previously announced that the first phase of the StarCraft II beta test would be coming to a close in all regions on Monday, May 31. In order to prepare for the final phase of beta testing, we plan to extend the current phase in all regions until Monday, June 7. After this date, the beta test will be unavailable for several weeks while we make some hardware and software configuration changes for the final phase of the beta test and the release of the game. We plan to bring the beta test back online for a couple of weeks prior to the game’s launch to complete our testing. We’ll have more details to share about when this final phase will begin at a later date.
We’d like to thank all of our beta-test participants for your enthusiasm, dedication, and valuable feedback during the beta test, and we look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on the StarCraft II beta test as the game’s July 27 launch approaches”