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We want: StarCraft for iPad

So far we have covered music synths and arcade emulation in our 'We want' series. Today's 'want' is simple and entirely possible, we want StarCraft for iPad.

With StarCraft 2 current warming up the GPU's of laptops across the globe, now is a good time to start thinking about retooling the original classic for Apple's brand new platform. The iPad is perfectly suited for StarCraft, the 1024 x 768 display, stunning battery life and multi-touch interface make for a compelling StarCraft platform. We can't think of any real reason why this project can't get sorted in double quick time.

We understand that Blizzard must have their hands full with the launch of the (very!) long awaited sequel, but surely this project can be spun off to a third party? The assets are already in place and with the screen resolution and CPU power of the iPad equalling or even exceeding that of the PC platform for which StarCraft was originally created, it seems like a relatively simple project for a capable iOS developer.

StarCraft for the iPad would almost certainly be a massive success. We are confident that Blizzard must be on the case and we expect to hear the terrifying phrase, 'Nuclear launch detected' during iPad multiplayer StarCraft games sometime in 2011. We can't wait!

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Reader Comments (6)

a really great idea u had indeed

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjav

HERE HERE!

I was thinking about this very thing a couple of days ago.

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoey Livingston

Haha! Yea! - Hey James - if you're playing SC2 let me know - we can run some games together in between finger painting on the iPad. ;)

August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJake.Icjaker

If Blizzard released Starcraft II for the iPad, I'd buy an iPad. Simple as that. I can't find any other use for it (since I already own a Kindle, or reading would allow me to buy one) which would allow me to purchase and iPad at the $500 price tag. The amount of time I spend on SCII would justify the purchase of one.

I remember they had some game running on the iPhone/iPod Touch through remote control. I bet they will do the same here.

Good idea though!

September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStarcraft 2 Forum

Waiting to buy from all over the world! Looking for it in iTune everyday.

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAchanJa

i want to buy a ipad in a short time.

|| ffxiv gil

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermkie

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