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StarCraft II offers subscription payments in South America

By David Jenkins

Fri 07 May 2010 11:00am GMT / 7:00am EDT / 4:00am PDT

Blizzard introduces subscription-based access to new game, after six month intro period

Blizzard Entertainment has announced pricing and subscription options for fully localised Latin American Spanish versions of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

The first instalment of StarCraft II was recently announced for an almost worldwide release on July 27, although analysts later suggested a Chinese launch was not likely until 2011.

The version of the game to go on sale in Mexico will be priced at 299 pesos ($23), while the Argentinean version will cost 119 pesos ($31) and the Chilean version 13,900 pesos ($26).

The Latin American versions of the game will include six months of access to the StarCraft II single-player campaign and multiplayer online modes via

To play beyond that time users will have to pay for either a 30 or 60 day subscription, although specific pricing for these has not yet been announced. A one-time unlimited access version of the game, priced similarly to the standard $59.99 U.S. release, will also be made available.

"One of our design goals for StarCraft II was to make it accessible to a wide range of players, from beginners to veterans," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard.

"The same is true with regard to our pricing options - we want to make sure players have the flexibility to experience the game according to their own preferences and play style."

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Iulian Mocanu Writer, editor, and video editor

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Does the limitation really apply to the singleplayer as well? If so, it seems a bit harsh.

Posted:5 years ago


Perry Chen Studying Finance, Boston College

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At least they offering the option to buy either the trial version or the full version.

From what I hear, only the trial version will be available in countries like Russia.

Posted:5 years ago


Andrew Clayton QA Weapons Tester, Electronic Arts

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It's not a full version though, this is only 1/3 of the full game. It means that in order to get the full single-player experience you'll have to spend at least $100 ($60 for the unlimited version, plus $20 for each of the two "expansions"). This is getting absurd Blizzard. Just come up with a price or don't release the game until it's really finished.

Posted:5 years ago

One can qualify this as... a rip off

Posted:5 years ago


Troy Walters Studying Bachelor of Multimedia / Bachelor of Science, Swinburne University of Technology

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This seems to be Activision trying out yet another way to charge gamers. Lets hope this pricing beta test fails & they don't roll this method out to gamers world wide.

Posted:5 years ago


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