The lights are on
When responding to a question from an attendee at a Valencia eSports panel, Dustin Browder, the lead designer of StarCraft II, said that free to play was on the table for StarCraft II's multiplayer.
To quote Browder, he said Blizzard is "looking" at free to play as an option. It certainly wouldn't be surprising considering the popularity of free to play multiplayer. Blizzard may need to opt in to stay competitive with games like Tribes: Ascend and Team Fortress 2. The question is, how would Blizzard monetize it?
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Depends. I don't want to be nickled and dimed. >:(
If it's done like TF2, then I'm for it.
I imagine that they would charge you for unit skins or profile pictures or something like that, I'm actually for this as it could possibly bring in a much larger player base and more noobs to pwn :D
Well, I'm glad I didn't buy it. I wonder what a F2P Starcraft II would be like. The thought of it makes me cringe.
Oh gosh, I would not pay for this. The content for pay would either be worthless or outdone by the fact that I don't take it serious enough to spend more than the 3 campaigns we're already expected to pay for.
Making units unlockable for money would be a very bad idea and would reek of Activision. Don't be as obvious as EA is with theirs.
that seems like very good news, i hope they decide to do so
If Blizzard just makes an automated tournament system that you have to pay like a dollar to get into, and then it pays the top so any players, I'm sure that would easily make f2p profitable for them.
Not the biggest deal to me, $60 is a small price to pay for the unlimited playability of Starcraft, but hopefully it would broaden the player base.
Doesn't sounnd promising,there most likely will be a hitch.
Must be hard for these companies to cut a profit these days. . .