There was a story today on Taiwan site GNN News about Diablo 3 Game Director Josh Mosquiera doing some press event in Korea this week.
Now, this story is mostly about Reaper of Souls, but within it, we might see Blizzard’s plans for a pay model for Heroes of the Storm and it appears they will be going the League of Legends route instead of the DOTA 2 route as far as pay models go. Meaning you’ll be purchasing individual Heroes instead of getting them all free and making micro transactions.
The translation states that when Heroes of the Storm is shipped, players who pre-purchased Reaper of Souls will also get the playable Demon Hunter for free.
Now, we do want to stress a couple things on this story. First off, the translation could be off and this might not be what he said at all. That’s happened several times in the past with other Blizzard news, especially regarding World of Warcraft.
Second of all, it is entirely possible that Blizzard will have a different pay model for Asia than the do for North America/Europe. This is also seen with World of Warcraft as well.
So far we have no confirmation from Blizzard on what the pay model will be for Heroes of the Storm. However, Josh Mosquiera’s comments today over in Korea could give us a glimpse in the direction Blizzard will be going.
So what are your thoughts on this news? Would you rather Blizzard go the League of Legends route where you pay per hero, or would you rather see them go the DOTA 2 route where all the Heroes are free and you make microtransactions for things like different skins? Let us know in the comments.