StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm was originally expected to be released in 2011, or early 2012 at the latest. However, during development, it was continually delayed, until it was announced that it would be released on March 12, 2013. This announcement was soon followed by an gorgeously-rendered opening cinematic from the game:
Dorkly has discovered that this incredible cinematic was the reason for the delay. Here is a full transcript of the cinematic's director, presenting his original rough draft to the executives at Blizzard:
Okay. Wow. Something something just occurred to me.
Hmmm. Hear me out.
That game you guys are working on Starsomething 2? Craft? Ah, that's it. StarCraft 2. Right. Anyways, StarCraft 2 you know how you asked me and the rest of the cinematic team to create an elaborate, gorgeously-rendered 3 minute opening cinematic for the next chapter of StarCraft 2, Heart of the Swarm? Well there's a slight snag. We did produce an elaborate, gorgeously-rendered 3 minute opening cinematic. The scale of the thing is unbelievable staggering, even. The effects are mind-blowingly realistic. Truly, this is our masterpiece. It's really a thing of beauty. We screwed up just one minor detail, though.
We made it for Shrek Fairy Tale Bowling 2013, not StarCraft 2.