Blizzard deleting “inappropriate” user-made StarCraft II maps

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 5 August 2010 10:01 GMT

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Blizzard’s said it will be deleting “inappropriate” user-made StarCraft II maps.

While the firm encourages all creations via the game’s map maker to be shared via Battle.net, it will crack down on those who go over the line.

“While players are encouraged to share the maps they create through Battle.net, published maps are subject to review to ensure that they promote a fun and safe environment for all players,” said a Blizzard mod on its forums.

“If a map is found to contain inappropriate content, it will be removed from Battle.net and the map maker will be contacted via email.”

As for why it was deleting maps for the sequel – there was no such censorship for user-generated maps for the original – the mod added further: “Because we can. Literally. We have a support department now of size and ability to enforce these types of things. It simply wasn’t possible when our in-game support used to consist of approximately 20 technical support agents.”

Blizzard announced earlier this week that the game had sold 1.5 million units in its first 48 hours on sale.

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