Blizzard has once again said that it will deliver the StarCraft 2 marketplace promised back in 2009, so that players can create and share their own custom content with others.
StarCraft 2 has been launched last year into the wide open arms of Blizzard fans all around the world, managing to become the fastest-selling strategy game of all time.
Before the launch of the game, Blizzard promised that a special StarCraft 2 marketplace will be launched, so that players, with the help of tools like the map editor or mod ones, could create and market their own content to the world.
Since the launch of StarCraft 2, the company has been pretty much silent about the marketplace, so players began speculating that the whole project had been scrapped
Now, Blizzard Co-Founder Frank Pearce has discussed the StarCraft 2 marketplace and how it will arrive at some point in time.
"We had talked about, at BlizzCon a couple years ago, the concept of a 'StarCraft 2' marketplace, and we haven't launched that yet," he said. "But it's not necessarily something we have a specific timeline for, which is unfortunate because one of the things that we've found is, especially from our learnings from 'World of WarCraft,' is that these audiences that play these games are very, very passionate and want to experience lots and lots of content."
With the help of the tools available for all StarCraft 2 owners, Blizzard is adamant that great content can arrive from the community, so the platform will be launched in order to support user-generated content for the strategy game, thus extending its life much in the same way as the original StarCraft, who saw massive mods appear for it years after its launch.
"With the 'StarCraft 2' client and the 'StarCraft 2' map editor and the Battle.net platform, it creates an opportunity for the community to serve itself with content, if the mechanisms are there."
Sadly, Pearce still doesn't know when the StarCraft 2 marketplace is launched, so players will still have to wait until they can download new stuff for their game.