I don’t know, but there is some very interesting news that seems to be pointing to it. Netease, China’s leading online game operator, might soon be licensed to operate overseas online games and according to Caijing Magazine this first foreign game will be Starcraft! Netease CEO Ding Lei has not yet confirmed this.
To give you an idea of what Netease does, here’s what the company’s profile states:
The company’s online games business focuses on massively multiplayer online role-playing games by selling prepaid point cards to the end customers who may use the points on such cards for online game services provided by the company.
So what does this mean? Is this a web based or watered down MMO based off the Starcraft Universe that Netease will create for Chinese gamers? Is Netease going to be licensed to sell prepaid cards for Blizzard games in China? Could it be a hint pointing to World of Starcraft? I don’t know, but it is interesting non the less.