Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Starcraft 2 May Ship Without LAN

Strictly a rumour, but Blizzard representatives are being strangely dodgy about the inclusion of LAN. Incgamers speculates that it might be related to Blizzard's desire to maintain ad revenues on battlenet, and this wouldn't be unheard of given that Microsoft has taken similar measures to cut down on LAN gaming by forcing them to get on Live instead.

This is really a terrible idea if it's true. Starcraft was always one of the biggest games at just about any LAN party, so to get rid of such an integral feature is going to alienate a lot of people. Especially in asian countries where most people play at internet cafes. Sure, battlenet will still work, but it's not nearly as smooth lag-wise.

Source: http://www.incgamers.com/News/15532/StarcraftIILANMissingInAction

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