If Blizzard wants to release StarCraft II before the end of the year, the studio's own math is making that goal pretty difficult. It's nearly the end of June and while all signs point to Blizzard launching the StarCraft II beta soon, a date has yet to be announced, problematic if StarCraft II's beta stretches a full six months.
"The beta will run from four to six months," said lead designer Dustin Browder in an interview with G4tv.com. "That's what we've done in the past and that's our plan for the future. It may be different but that's our current goal -- four to six months."
As soon as July rolls around, there's only six months left in the year. Blizzard better get moving. Of course, Blizzard has never moved at the pace the rest of the world wanted, so maybe it's a moot point.