StarCraft II to have mod marketplace

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 25 2009 @ 00:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Blizzard revealed it plans to make available a mod marketplace for StarCraft II, this will enable users to sell homemade content and campaigns to other users for a profit.
The news comes via Eurogamer, who quizzed Blizzard VP of Design Rob Pardo about the new feature and how exactly it will work. According to Pardo the marketplace will allow mod creators to get "a portion of the revenue" from their mods and missions.

Pardo describes the first planned versions of the marketplace as simply a forum that will host both free and premium maps and mod content, but hopes that the system will evolve beyond that and start to attract the attention of highly-qualified modding teams away from companies like Valve. Pardo mentioned Valve specifically, drawing comparisons to how the Day of Defeat and Counter-Strike mods formed around Half-Life and Steam.
Source: Bit Tech


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