StarCraft II delayed to 2010

Activision has confirmed in its quarterly financials today that Blizzard’s PC title StarCraft II will launch next year.

Its arrival will coincide with the revamped Battle.net, Blizzard’s new social networking site for StarCraft and World of WarCraft player.

Our mission is to develop games that deliver an epic entertainment experience,” said Blizzard in a statement.

As part of that commitment, we will always take as much time as needed to ensure that our games and services meet the expectations of our players and the standard for quality that we set for ourselves as developers.

As we work to make Battle.net the premier online gaming destination, we’ll also continue to polish and refine StarCraft II, and we look forward to delivering a real-time strategy gaming experience worthy of the series’ legacy in the first half of 2010.”

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