StarCraft 2 F2P – the “math just isn’t there,” says Morhaime

Tuesday, 4th December 2012 17:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

StarCraft 2 or its multiplayer won’t be going free-to-play anytime soon. According to Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime, the “math just isn’t there.”

Speaking with PCGamesN at a recent IPL event, Morhaime called questions on the game going F2P “frustrating.”

“It’s a little frustrating the question keeps coming up because the math just isn’t there to support the assumptions behind that argument,” he said. “StarCaft 2 has the most value of any entertainment property out there. 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.”

Morhaime’s comments suggest the firm looked into such a conversion, a move mentioned by lead designer Dustin Browder back in September, and found the idea lacking.



  1. Sini

    Yeah, he is right with S2, but with WoW it’s a different matter, I just can’t justify paying $15 per month for it anymore with the competitors fp2 mmos.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    Sini +1

    #2 2 years ago
  3. deathm00n

    But in my country I need to pay a subscription of 7$ to play StarCraft 2.
    The only way to get the game forever is buying the collector’s edition

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kabby

    By ‘math’ he means money. And by ‘being there’ he means in his pocket.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. roadkill

    Well said Kabby! :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. mongbatstar

    By ‘math’ he actually means ‘maths’.

    #6 2 years ago

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