Category: News Wire Published on Saturday, 22 September 2012 15:13 Written by scaR Hits: 295
Blizzard Entertainment is considering opening up Starcraft II multiplayer to the F2P model according to Dustin Browder, lead designer on Starcraft II. The paradox presents itself via simple economics. Most top tier long term titles in competitive gaming has much lower price points. With the overall price of Starcraft 2 set to increase with two expansion packs, it presents a compelling economic arguement.
League of Legends and DOTA 2 are both free, all flavours of Counterstrike are priced between $10-$20 USD ($65-$130 TTD). It is hinted that such a move would come after both expansions are released for Starcraft II. It would feature multiplayer only.
"If you look at the rest of the eSports scene, Starcraft II stands alone as a fully priced product, with League of Legends, Dota 2 both being free to play, and even Counter Strike: Global Operations carrying a reduced price tag. The wider your audience, and the more people playing your game, the more people will be interested in watching your pro players competing in it." - Dustin Browder, Lead Designer Starcraft II
[ source : http://www.pcgamesn.com/starcraft/blizzard-looking-possibility-starcraft-ii-multiplayer-going-free-play ]