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Blizzard Considering Making StarCraft II's Multiplayer Free To Play

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM

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?