Blizzard Entertainment shows that it’s still the king of computer game cinematics in its latest Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void trailer. Legacy is the third installment in its set, and is part of the wildly successful Starcraft series, a military science fiction real-time strategy game. The first Starcraft game was first released in 1998, and has since gone on to sell over 11 million copies. The series is still one of the most popular online games in the world, and is South Korea’s national e-sport (over 4.5 million copies have been sold in South Korea alone), where professional gamers have television contracts, sponsorships and win tournament prizes, just like other sports athletes.
The games industry has long outstripped the movie industry in terms of profit revenue, and it’s not difficult to see why. Previous cinematics:
And of course, here’s one from Blizzard’s massively profitable game, World of Warcraft, which in itself brought in a billion dollars in revenue in 2013: