Blizzard Thinking Of Charging $30 For Diablo III Expansion

A survey sent out to Diablo III players, as seen by Polygon, talks about pricing for the game's upcoming expansion, Reaper of Souls. And how it's not going to be cheap.

"Consider two versions of the expansion: a Standard Edition for $29.99 and a Collector’s Edition for $49.99", the survey says. "The Standard Edition includes the Reaper of Souls expansion; the Collector’s Edition includes the expansion, exclusive in-game content, and other bonus items."

That's a lot of money for what's being offered on paper, even for the regular edition. Yes, it adds a new character class and a fifth story act, new items and a level cap increase. And yes, StarCraft II charged a lot of money for its expansions as well.

But you know what? People loved StarCraft II, and felt entire new campaigns - along with the rebalancing and new units - was worth it. I'm not sure they'll feel the same way about Diablo III's seemingly less substantial extra act, particularly given the way a lot of players have turned on the game in the months since its release.

Guess we'll have to see just how much bang you actually get for your buck when the expansion's released next year.

Blizzard surveys Diablo 3 gamers on expansion pricing, collector's edition [Polygon]