I would love to own the CGI sections of Starcraft 2 in MP4 format for my own entertainment. They clearly have a lot of work put into them and therefore look amazing. Other than for myself, I would probably show them to other people to try and convince them to buy the game so they can play multiplayer with me. I am a firm believer in selling games by word of mouth and, in this case, I would have a bit of the game in my pocket to help convince them.
However, some parts of his idea are ridiculous. First; creating content that is unseen by the people who actually bought the game for the 60$ price tag. That is pure undercutting of your primary consumer, and completely unacceptable. Also, a 30$ price tag is quite ridiculous. I would probably drop 1~5$ on something like this. Finally, calling it a “Starcraft movie” would undoubtedly put the Internet into an uproar but, it’s pretty obvious Kotick doesn’t care.
So all in all, Kotick is still nuts, but I want some shiny cut scenes for my entertainment.
Thanks for reading,