In a recent blog post, the developer announced that it would be ending production on additional “for-purchase content” for the game in the near future. While balance fixes and other updates will still be a priority, there will be no new content produced for the title. Instead, the team will be focusing on “what’s next” further down the line.
“We’re going to continue supporting StarCraft 2 in the same manner as we have with our previous longstanding games, such as Brood War, focusing primarily on what our core and competitive communities care about most,” Blizzard wrote. “What this means is that we’re not going to be producing additional for-purchase content, such as Commanders and War Chests, but we will continue doing season rolls, and necessary balance fixes moving forward.”
There will be no further updates this year, but there will be future updates “as needed” in the future. As far as what players can look forward to, Blizzard has noted that being freed up for what essentially amounts to brainstorming extends beyond StarCraft 2 into the “StarCraft universe as a whole.”
It’s been since 2015 since the standalone expansion pack StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void debuted. However, StarCraft: Remastered debuted in 2017, and offered a way for players both new and old to experience the original game that started it all with modern graphics and other important updates.
It isn’t clear at this point what Blizzard has up its sleeve going forward, but with the end of an era will hopefully come some big developments.