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StarCraft II to have optional subscription pricing in several emerging countries

While gamers in the US and other countries will get to play StarCraft II for a one time price, other countries will get an option to play Blizzard's sci-fi RTS sequel for a subscription option. Today Blizzard announced that Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Chile will all be able to purchase the game for a comparably cheaper price than those in the US. In Activision Blizzard's conference call, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said territories in Asia and Russia would have similar business models.

That version will give players six months of free access to the single and multiplayer modes. After that players can choose to continue to play in 30 and 60 day increments. Specific pricing fror those options has yet to be revealed. Players in those countries will still have an option to purchase StarCraft II and get unlimited free single and multiplayer access for a price comparable to the US's $59.99 price tag.

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