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Battle.net 2.0 Uncovered

IncGamers Diablo network site, Diii.net explored the Battle.net history and potential for the future in a feature article a few weeks ago, and are now releasing the second part, with all the juicy details of exactly what features have been definitively been confirmed. The gaming network for WarCraft, StarCraft and Diablo is getting a serious revamp.

The preview article looks at a large number of Blizzard quotes that have been puzzled together to show us a grander whole. Even though Blizzard have said that they are "not talking about it right now", it seems they might have said more about Battle.net 2.0 to different reporters than they think...

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Xulfxulf3305d ago

it's fun to speculate. i don't think bliz is innovative enough to include a bunch off social networking type features, but they might surprise us yet.

Leord3305d ago

Actually, the article almost isn't any speculating at all. These are the things that Blizzard have SAID will be in there. =D

Baka-akaB3305d ago

Really ? MMo asides they are kinda the ones that brought these features to some real potential , back then .

Leord3305d ago

I'm just wondering if this will include StarCraft, WarCraft II and Diablo II.

theCHUNK3305d ago

I somehow doubt they will upgrade all their older games to a new battle.net interface, but it would be nice if they did.

kalos3305d ago

Battle.net 2.0? Sounds dangerously close to 'Web 2.0' and we all know how naff that was...

Lets just hope Blizzard doesn't go overboard and actually keeps the things which are good about Bnet now. Really don't want something like Steam making the installs very difficult (I don't want to buy a DVD in store and then have to download over two gig of rubbish just to install it like the Half Life episodes, that's what the DVD is for)

Leord3305d ago

I think the "Battle.net 2.0" is a machination of PC games reporters tbh.

kalos3305d ago

Thank goodeness. I say boo to Valve clones, the first was bad enough, and I thinl EA have implimented something along the same line. It'd be extremely worrying if Blizzard did as well, we don't all have bandwidth like South Korea or Japan after all.

Leord3305d ago

Well, having said that, Blizzard also promised Battle.net updates and map packs for multiplayer campaign etc. It didn't make the article, but there will probably be plenty of material to download. Well, the difference is of course that it would be voluntary downloads....

bigbluepig3305d ago

The article is very tight, and very accurate. I just returned from PAX, where we interviewed 3 different Blizz reps about the 3 big games. They mentioned the Battle.net upgrades specifically, and how they think they are going to contribute massively to the online gaming experience with Blizz games. They are working HARD to make Battle.Net a positive, very easy to use bit of software.

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Synteny3305d ago

Heh, the author messed up Diablo and StarCraft in the Achievement paragraph.

Besides that, though, it was an interesting article to read indeed, having an AMM system for StarCraft 2 will certainly make the game even more appealing to me.

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