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Blizzard "Looking At" F2P StarCraft II Multiplayer

Blizzard is "looking at free to play as an option for the multiplayer" in StarCraft II, reports StarcraftN, quoting lead designer Dustin Browder during a panel discussion at the Valencia eSports Congress. He also notes that the nature of their RTS sequel may not make this worthwhile. "We donít know how we would monetize it," he adds. "While it might be good fun for me to play against someone with only half the units available to them, thatís not going to be an enjoyable experience for them." Thanks Eurogamer.

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17. Re: Blizzard Sep 21, 2012, 23:08 eunichron
 
Dades wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 22:37:
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 22:32:
you guys say monetize like it's a 4 letter word, but forget that free 2 play means that they have to get some cash flow from somewhere. I sure as hell don't work for free. Do you?

Starcraft 2 is not a free product, they got their money already. Several million copies and counting.

Neither was TF2 before it went F2P, and now it's Valve's biggest cash cow. In fact I think Valve's own figure was a 1200% increase in revenue just from TF2 going F2P.
 
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