Looks like the hypothesis that a Starcraft II Beta announcement might happen on February 10 might have some weight. A day before the Activision Blizzard’s 2009 fourth quarter conference call, Blizzard has posted the all new Battle.net preview:
“Battle.net is about to undergo the greatest update in its long and storied history as one of the world’s most successful online gaming services.”
The preview page contains
- A video interview with Greg Canessa (project director Battle.net)
- The always-connected experience of Battle.net
Battle.net and StarCraft II are seamlessly interwoven into one experience with persistent characters and features.
- Competitive Arena for everyone
Matchmaking and online multiplayer modes that are more intelligent and more accessible for a wider audience.
- Connecting the Blizzard Community
Set up your Blizzard Entertainment social network with better friend management functionality and other social gaming components.
- Mod Support
Full support for community-created mods that will constantly evolve the StarCraft II online experience.