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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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11. Re: Blizzard Sep 21, 2012, 22:12 eunichron
 
TheEmissary wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 22:02:
There is nothing wrong with F2P games in general they just don't make for very competitive games.

I don't see how you can say that especially given the ubiquity of LoL and Dota2 in esports. Tribes: Ascend is getting some notoriety as a competitive FPS, though I have to wonder how much of that is due to Hi-Rez's efforts to force it on the esports scene, and how much of that is genuine acceptance. I don't think a F2P version of SC2 would be any different.
 
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