Can devs expect that to happen with the StarCraft II mods and the Marketplace as well?
We certainly hope so. I’m not exactly sure whether it’s going to be filled with content from using the Galaxy Map Editor or the mod creation community, or whether the devs will be individuals and fans, or if it’s going to be small companies. I think there could potentially be an opportunity for both. What does StarCraft II offer devs and modders then? The content creation tools we’re providing as part of the Galaxy Map Editor are the richest and most fully featured we’ve ever released at Blizzard. Moreover, the map publishing stuff that we’re doing around Battle.net – the seamless transition where you’re able to hit a button and upload your stuff to Battle.net and then share that with the community – is pretty cool. We’ve also invested a lot of time in Battle.net in terms of data-driven interfaces and lobbies and such, so that the system morphs to adapt to mods and maps without Battle.net or Blizzard touching those interfaces. I certainly hope that people identify that as an opportunit