Screenshots and video of StarCraft: Ghost– Blizzard Home entertainment’s abortive effort to break the console market at the turn of the century– appeared suddenly today. The possessions seem genuine although their provenance is unidentified.
The video above is among 3 discovered and shared on social media and online forums today. It’s a 720 p capture of the first 7 minutes of thegame StarCraft: Ghost was expected to be a third-person stealth-action game spun off from Blizzard’s RTS franchise. It was revealed at Tokyo Games Show in 2002, put on “indefinite hold” in 2006, and in 2014 Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime lastly verified it had actually been cancelled.
Another video, from YouTube user Leerz Meneses (first spied by Kotaku) shows StarCraft:Ghost operating on a modded Xbox360 Meneses states it was leaked online by “some man who discovered this on a devkit.”
Then ResetEra users identified this video, uploaded in early January, of 3 minutes of video from the StarCraft: Ghost construct. The uploader’s user name matches one on a folder from Leerz Meneses’ video.
The leakage appears to have actually been first seen on social media when Andrew Borman, of The Strong National Museum of Play, posted 4 screenshots toTwitter
Borman, who works in video games conservation for The Strong, immediately said he had absolutely nothing to do with the leakage which it was not a part of his work, however he had actually seen the construct “posted anonymously throughout different Xbox groups.”
StarCraft: Ghost was revealed at Tokyo Game Show in September 2002 and was meant for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Nihilistic Software application initially led advancement for Blizzard Home entertainment; Blizzard then put another studio it had actually purchased, Swingin’ Ape Studios, in charge.
Video from StarCraft: Ghost has actually made its method into the wild in the past, so this is technically not a brand-new discovery– although the 720 p video at top does offer the cleanest seek to date of what Nihilistic had in mind.