The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.
The StarCraft II marketplace was to be a store where players could buy premium content maps. Only extremely complicated maps are expected to be charged for (DotA-like maps were considered too simple for this). A portion of the revenue would go to the map maker. A large selection of free maps would be available as well.
The maps could be rated and commented on.
The launch of the marketplace was at least a year out in April 2010. Blizzard admitted they were struggling with the creation of the marketplace in 2011, and it would not be ready in time for the launch of Heart of the Swarm (released in 2013). The concept was replaced with the Arcade system.
- ↑ Soulskill. 2009-08-24. Blizzcon 2009 Wrap-Up. Slashdot. Accessed 2009-09-07.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Saggo. 2009-08-21. Starcraft 2 Battle.net Panel. Blizzi. Accessed 2009-09-07.
- ↑ Dustin Browder, Chris Sigaty, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-04-22. April 19th Wings of Liberty Fansite QA Session. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-04-23.
- ↑ Dustin Browder, Wesley Yin-Poole. 2011-02-21. Battle.net Marketplace may never launch. Eurogamer. Accessed 2011-02-21.
- ↑ Dustin Browder. 2013-01-22. Expansion Overview. Gametrailers. Accessed 2013-02-02.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013
- ↑ 2011-10-24, Blizzard Arcade to replace Marketplace, monetise mods. VG24/7, accessed on 2014-05-18