Blizzard Boss Rules Out Starcraft F2P
With every mmo under the sun going free to play, it’s inevitable that people keep looking toward the Iron Giants of the genre and wondering if they’re next. After all, World of Warcraft, despite remaining king of the hill, has seen a decline in players in recent years, and Starcraft II, though successful, hasn’t exactly been a juggernaut (unless we’re misinterpreting this year’s layoffs.)
But fear not, people who like paying for things. Blizzard has no plans for a F2P conversion. PC GamesN brings our attention to Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime’s comments on the matter, and he firmly rules it out, for now, anyway.
“Starcraft II has the most value of any entertainment property out there,” He told them. “I mean, jeez, if you bought it during Black Friday, it was 50% off, 20 bucks. Compare that to the price of your so-called free-to-play games. Twenty dollars and you can play it practically forever… There are a lot of people who have purchased Starcraft and our other games, and they know what the value is.”
He has a point. But what do you think, Game Fronters? Sound off in comments.