Achievements in Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2

In the latest press event, Jeffrey Kaplan, the Lead Designer of WoW at Blizzard Entertainment revealed that Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 will have achievements linked to them, just like the WoW expansion Wrath of the Lich King. A global “Blizzard Account” will be used to track Achievements. The Achievements from different games will accumulate to your “Blizzard Level”. MTV reports:

When I spoke with lead “World of Warcraft” designer Jeff Kaplan yesterday about the game’s new Achievement system, he revealed that eventually players will have a Blizzard Account that shows Achievements from other Blizzard games they’ve played, including the upcoming titles “Diablo III” and “StarCraft II.”

“Eventually, our plans are for the Achievement system to become an account-based system,” he explained.


“Your ‘WoW’ score would be just one factor that will go into your Blizzard Level. And rather than call it a ’score,’ we just wanted it to be like you’re leveling up on Blizzard games… You’ll have this Blizzard identity, and you’ll be able to see things like ‘Oh, this guy was great at Diablo III, but he never played Starcraft and he was mediocre in WoW. That sort of thing.”[/BLUE]

The system will launch with Wrath of the Lich King, the WoW expansion, in a per-character basis, but will be changed to account-related achievements, and to be posted on the World of WarCraft Armory. The next step is including StarCraft II and Diablo III, and we are guessing any new game that is released, and possibly even the older ones.

This also teaches us something about 2.0, where this account probably will be located. A big update on 2.0 info will soon be released, so make sure to keep your eyes open!

Remember to check out the Diablo 3 Media Coverage archive for all interviews and previews related to Diablo 3 from all over the net.
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