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StarCraft II won’t have LAN support

Monday, 29th June 2009 21:10 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Um. What? According to this Incgamers piece, Blizzard’s Rob Pardo’s confirmed that StarCraft II won’t have LAN support.

We got quite different answers about local area networking (LAN), where both Dustin or Sigaty said they were still discussing it, however, Pardo knew immediately: “We don’t have any plans to support LAN,” he said and clarified “we will not support it.” The only multiplayer available will be on Battle.net.

Blimey. Very progressive. Kind of makes LAN parties not LAN parties any more.

The game should be out this year.

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15 Comments

  1. JesteR

    Joke?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Hunam

    That is an utterly stupid and ridiculous stance to take. Have Blizzard really lost it? I’m not thrilled to bits at the campaigns being split across three games, but now me and my cousin can’t even have a leisurely LAN game when he’s back from base. Hopefully they’ll realise their error and fix this absurd decision.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. MushroomStamp

    IMHO, EVERY game that supports internet multiplayer should allow for LAN. LAN parties are some of my gaming times.

    plus… LAN, ALWAYS performs better than standard internet

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Redh3lix

    LMFAO! WHO thought that up? “erm… let’s not support LAN” … OMFG. The first Starcraft is a MASSIVE game (mainly Korea afaik), but still. What a complete joke.

    Game over.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Aimless

    I’m just going to assume this information isn’t correct. They may as well have said the game won’t have mouse support for all the sense it makes.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Freek

    What?? Everything still supports, all the multiplayer games do it, even the modern ones.
    People still do LAN parties you know!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve mailed Blizzard. Hopefully they’ll get back in a tick.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Esha

    Let’s see if I have this right…

    Actard, the New Evil when it comes to megacorps (ever since EA cleaned up their act and decided they wanted to be liked), also the company responsible for the vile World of Warcraft (the centre of most PC-based retardation and one of the few really bad and Live-like communities that PC gaming has) has done something that could be considered both retarded and evil?

    How utterly surprising!

    Sarcasm filter: How very expected.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Redh3lix

    Esha is epic! :D Precisely m8.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    Hamachi.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. anasui

    ah well, never lan’ed so :D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Hunam

    Is this just so people like me have to buy two copies to play someone else sitting 67cm’s away.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. loki

    still not interested, PC games ain’t cool anyway

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Bulk Slash

    Sounds like a move against piracy or second hand selling doesn’t it?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. GrMbL

    absolutezero said:
    “Hamachi.”

    Hamachi is completely LAN based, so it won’t help you with a game that doesn’t support LAN.

    Cracks to enable some form of LAN will emerge however, as they always do to solve wide community concerns.

    #15 5 years ago

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