The screen generated a lot of excitement among StarCraft fans over the weekend who thought they were being given a chance to take an early look at Blizzard's hotly anticipated RTS sequel StarCraft 2. But it turns out that the image was edited by a few bored individuals who Photoshopped some text and an "accept" button into the Battle.net page, making it look like the real thing.
But StarCraft 2 Community Manager Kevin Yu put the kibosh on those early beta dreams. "This is fake, and is Photoshopped," he wrote in a message on the Blizzard forum. "We will let you know when beta starts and when invites go out - still some waiting to do unfortunately." Blizzard Public Relations Manager Bob Colayco backed up that message, saying, "can confirm that no invites have been sent yet for StarCraft 2 beta, and we've not yet begun signups for StarCraft 2 beta."
Sorry, folks. Blizzard said back in February that a beta program would be coming "in the next few months" but nothing any more definite has been forthcoming. But even though this was a fake, the opt-in option for beta tests on "upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games" is very real, so make sure you've selected it if you want a chance to try this stuff early!