According to StarCraft’s lead designer, there are numerous ways StarCraft might work on Nintendo’s Wii U. Blizzard is well known for their brilliant games like StarCraft, Diablo, World of Warcraft. All these games are PC only, but that doesn’t mean that Blizzard is not aware of anything about consoles. The studio has already confirmed that they’re looking into ways for making Diablo III available for consoles, since ports of original StarCraft and Diablo have already paved their ways to the original PlayStation and Nintendo 64 and then there’s Blizzard’s notorious console game, StarCraft: Ghost.
Upon questioning Dustin Bowder, the lead designer of StarCraft II about bringing the game to Wii U, since it offers a touch screen which can be good for navigating and selecting multiple units. He said that he have no idea about Nintendo’s new console, and after hearing about the console, he said:
“If I can control a cursor on the television with my hand on the touchscreen, that might be able to work,”
“[But] because of the hotkey scenario, it’s not like players actually play StarCraft with the mouse only–they play with the mouse and keyboard…We obviously allow new users to play mouse-only and that’s really fun, but when you get serious about the game you do move into the mouse and keyboard space.”
Dustin also said that Blizzard doesn’t have a team committed to exploring the possibility of the console version, he went on by saying that the company is always looking at new technology for its games. Dustin said that Sony presented a demo of StarCraft II being controlled by PS Move, but the attempt was dead on arrival. Bowder said:
“I wanted to kill myself, I found it very difficult to make it work. I believe that if I had practiced as much as he had, I would’ve enjoyed it more…but for us it felt like it was gonna be a lot more effort to still make that work, to still make that really sing.”
The next installment in the StarCraft series is StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. According to Dustin, the game is 99 percent complete. The game will follow StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and predate into the final entry called StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.