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{{Quote|The new Goliath the team came up with—it’s so awesome, it makes me feel bad, because I made the original one. I was like, 'Oh my God, did you see how much detail they put into this thing?'|[[Brian Sousa]]|url=https://starcraft.com/en-us/articles/20726732}}
 
{{Quote|The new Goliath the team came up with—it’s so awesome, it makes me feel bad, because I made the original one. I was like, 'Oh my God, did you see how much detail they put into this thing?'|[[Brian Sousa]]|url=https://starcraft.com/en-us/articles/20726732}}
[[File:Goliath ShatteredNations Art1.jpg|thumb|Walkers from ''Shattered Nations'' that would form the basis of goliaths]]
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The concept of the goliath had its origins in the canceled [[Blizzard Entertainment|Blizzard]] game ''[[StarCraft#Conception|Shattered Nations]]''. The game featured walkers which were relabeled as "goliaths" for ''StarCraft''.<ref>2010-04-28, [http://www.unseen64.net/2010/04/28/shattered-nations-pc-cancelled/ Shattered Nations (PC - Cancelled)]. ''BetaRush'', accessed on 2013-05-29</ref>
The concept of the goliath had its origins in the canceled [[Blizzard Entertainment|Blizzard]] game ''[[StarCraft#Conception|Shattered Nations]]''. The game featured walkers which were relabeled as "goliaths" for ''StarCraft''.<ref>2010-04-28, [http://www.unseen64.net/2010/04/28/shattered-nations-pc-cancelled/ Shattered Nations (PC - Cancelled)]. ''BetaRush'', accessed on 2013-05-29</ref> Inspiration was also taken from the ''Robocop'' franchise.<ref name = "20Retrospective">2018-12-02, [https://au.ign.com/articles/2018/12/03/20-years-of-starcraft-an-ign-retrospective 20 YEARS OF STARCRAFT: AN IGN RETROSPECTIVE]. ''IGN'', accessed on 2018-12-03</ref>
 
   
 
During the late [[StarCraft alpha]] however, they had a different appearance than in the later stages of development. They were capable of using their machine guns, a flame thrower and missiles against ground targets.<ref>[http://home.planet.nl/%7Eaggel005/alphabeta/beta.html Beta]. ''StarCraft Evolution''. Accessed 2011-08-18.</ref> It was decided that this was too much of an arsenal for one unit, so the flamethrower was developed into its own unit, the [[firebat (StarCraft)|firebat]].<ref name="Crunch">2018-07-03, [https://www.pcgamesn.com/starcraft-history-stay-awhile-and-listen-book-2 StarCraft's 14 Month Crunch]. "PC Games.net", accessed on 2018-07-03</ref>
 
During the late [[StarCraft alpha]] however, they had a different appearance than in the later stages of development. They were capable of using their machine guns, a flame thrower and missiles against ground targets.<ref>[http://home.planet.nl/%7Eaggel005/alphabeta/beta.html Beta]. ''StarCraft Evolution''. Accessed 2011-08-18.</ref> It was decided that this was too much of an arsenal for one unit, so the flamethrower was developed into its own unit, the [[firebat (StarCraft)|firebat]].<ref name="Crunch">2018-07-03, [https://www.pcgamesn.com/starcraft-history-stay-awhile-and-listen-book-2 StarCraft's 14 Month Crunch]. "PC Games.net", accessed on 2018-07-03</ref>
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