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Blizzard's New Cash Cows

StarCraft: IncGamers has a guest column on Blizzard and what ways they will continue to gain money, if WoW indeed will become free-to-play, as discussed.

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Chazmers2200d ago

quite easily the main option is micro-transactions or even introducing premium content for SCII

Porco2200d ago

With mapmakers being able to create almost anything, what would that be, exactly?

Montrealien2200d ago

this is not the subject of the article, just the title and the blurb, that actual article goes a little deaper. however, since we are on the subject, If I am not mistaken, SC2 galaxy editor will let you make some good mods and sell them through bnet and Blizzard would take a cut from that.

Imagine if the makers of DoTa where able to sell their mod for 5$, or the best tower defense cost 1-2$, this has huge potential to be a cash cow.

Djorgo2200d ago

Interesting idea, but what?

More campaign material?

Porco2200d ago

Exclusive models and stuff?

Djorgo2200d ago

@ Porco - yeah, but those could easily be copied and added by mapmakers, making them not-so-exclusive... :P

Djorgo2200d ago

Free-to-play, ey?

So just taking after GW then?

Apollyn2200d ago

Because gw invented f2p mmo's

Montrealien2200d ago (Edited 2200d ago )

Well only the free to play part would be taking after GWs, similar free to play structures havebeen used in many games, even before GW came out. Taking after GW as a game would invole making wow an instance based mmorpg and destroying the persistent world which is the main difference between GW and WoW. With that Said, GW 2 seems be impleting many features only seen in persistent worlds which may prove to be some pretty solid competition to wow and that is why this article came to be, more competition may make Bliaard find a new subscription model.

Cogo2200d ago

Maybe not to take after, but to compete with them.

Porco2200d ago

Lovely illustration, I must say!

Vipermagi2200d ago

That was a pretty good read :) Keep it up.

Dorjan2200d ago

It might work, pretty cool to pay a subscription to play 3 games instead of just 1...

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