The good old folks at Blizzard decided to use the announcement that StarCraft II is now free on PC to poke fun at the Star Wars: Battlefront II controversy.
Blizzard “revealed” on Twitter that it takes exactly zero hours to earn the full StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign on PC, poking fun at the controversy surrounding unlockable heroes in Star Wars: Battlefront II. The Tweets don’t directly mention or refer to Star Wars: Battlefront II, but it’s very clear what the developer is referring to. They also went a step further stating the number of pay-to-win mechanics in StarCraft II equals exactly, yup you guessed it, zero. Even the free-to-play launch trailer pokes fun at pay-to-win mechanics.
Some fans feel that Blizzard has gone a bit too far, although they have merely stated the obvious.
Trying to play down the controversy EA announced that it would reduce the number of credit needed to unlock some of the heroes by 75%. The company has continually stated that it is listening to feedback from the fans and that they are continuously working on making the game better.