Activision delivered their quarterly financial report on Tuesday, and in addition to talking about how much money they made, Chief Financial Officer Dennis Durkin got to announce that StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will definitely be released by the end of the year:
“One important addition is we are now confirming that the much anticipated final chapter for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is expected to be released in 2015 and will now be included in our guidance for the full year.”
Later in the report, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime talked a bit more about the standalone expansion and how happy he is that players won’t need to be invested in the earlier titles to experience Legacy of the Void:
“[W]e’re working hard to deliver a worthy finale to an epic story that’s now been over 17 years in the making. One of the reasons we feel we can continue to expand our StarCraft II audience is that players no longer need to have the previous entries in the series in order to play Heart of the Storm or Legacy of the Void. This provides a great opportunity for players who might have missed one of the chapters in the trilogy to come back and jump right into the latest content.”
Blizzard has set up shop at the 2015 Gamescom expo this week and attendees will be able to try out a StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void demo at the developer’s booth in Hall 7.