Blizzard: "We're not milking StarCraft 2"

Written by Joe Martin

November 13, 2008 // 9:58 a.m.

Tags: #blizzard #blizzard-were-not-milking-starcraft-2 #diablo-3 #paul-sams #starcraft-2 #terran #wings-of-terran #wow

Ever since the announcement was made that StarCraft 2 will be split into three separate, full priced games Blizzard has been facing the accusation that it is trying to milk the franchise for as much money as it can, but according to COO Paul Sams that just isn't true.

Instead, he claims that Blizzard made the move to divide the single game into a trilogy as it would be a much better experience for gamers.

"The fact of the matter is, it's absolutely, positively untrue about us trying to stretch it out and milk it, said Paul Sams in an interview with Videogamer.

"People think that it was a monetary driven decision. I can absolutely, positively tell you, with 100 per cent certainty, that that was not part of the conversation. I guarantee it. I give my word. There was never, ever a conversation where we said, 'let's do this because we're going to make more money'. I guarantee it."

"As a matter of fact the sole reason we did it was because we thought it was going to be a better experience. Anybody that says otherwise is not correct. It is absolutely not what we did it for."

Hm. We're not entirely sure we believe him, but what do you think? Is it a bad thing that the game is being split into three? Let us know in the forums.

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