Quotes from the conversation, check the comments (it's quite recent):
Lwerewolf wrote:Didn't imagine I'd find a Blizzard artist here
Anyways, a question:
What battlecruiser is the Hyperion in SC2? I mean, considering that it looks just like every other BC in the game (except for in-game), then either it got upgraded to hercules/minotaur or all battlecruisers are behemoths (unlikely but still)... Just don't tell me you scrapped the SC1 art
And what's the reason for the visual consistency between the in-game and cinematic model
The size classification of the Hyperion is Behemoth-class. Behemoth class is intended to be the common Battlecruiser rollout, we unfortunately didn't have time to create a unique model for the Hyperion.
The initial intention with the cinematic model was to showcase the Hyperion as a unique flagship. Eventually time constraints didn't allow us to make uniquely different versions and ending cinematics called for multiple Battlecruiers on screen at once. We had to work with what was available.
So... Does that mean that the cinematics battlecruiser is, in fact, replacement art for the behemoth-class?