If there was ever any doubt that Blizzard’s space MMORTS game StarCraft 2 wasn’t one of the biggest games in the world, then listen to this: Blizzard Entertainment said today that more than 1 million people have purchased StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void in its first 24 hours on sale.
Here’s the tweet from the official StarCraft account announcing the incredible milestone:
— StarCraft (@StarCraft) November 13, 2015
The PC sci-fi real-time strategy game expansion is supposed to be the long-awaited finale in the StarCraft 2 story. Though, with this news it’s not inconceivable that Blizzard was planning Legacy of the Void to be the final chapter of StarCraft 2 but will soon feel the need to plan more instalments after selling a million copies in 24 hours.
StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void is a standalone release. Gamers do not need to already own StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, which came out in 2010, or its first expansion, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. It helps to know the backstory, there’s no doubt about that, as it is a complicated narrative. But if you’re just looking for a good time blowing up Zerg, Protoss and Terran troops, then don’t worry about the 17-year long story arc and go for it!
Blizzard said it will keep the enthusiasm going with more mission packs coming.