Blizzard Entertainment is a publisher of entertainment software. Since establishing the Blizzard label in 1994, the company has become a well respected developer of computer games, with hits including the Warcraft series, Diablo, and StarCraft.
In March 1996, Blizzard acquired Blizzard North, a concentrated team of developers specializing in entertainment products for computer and home console systems, located in San Mateo, California.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Blizzard Entertainment was founded in 1990 under the name Silicon & Synapse. Blizzard is now a member of the Havas Interactive family, a division of Havas, itself a division of French-owned Vivendi SA.
Blizzard's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1994 title, "Blackthorne" (SNES).
The company has been involved titles released on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, Power Mac, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, PlayStation, N64, Saturn, SNES and Mac. Of these, "World of Warcraft" (PC), "World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade" (PC), "World of Warcraft: Battle Chest" (PC), "World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King" (PC), "Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty" (PC) has been a best selling title.
The company's most recent involvement was on the 2019 release "Overwatch" (Switch).
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02 Apr 2015
Mystery and wonder await in new Adventure, featuring 45 all-new cards
06 Nov 2015
Second Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft expansion adds over 130 cards
24 Aug 2015
Gather some friends and watch live HD coverage of Blizzard Entertainment's gaming convention this November 6 and 7
19 Aug 2015
Turn the infernal power of the Burning Legion against them as the dexterous and deadly new Demon Hunter hero class. Master mighty Artifacts—legendary weapons that transform and grow in power as you battle across the accursed Broken Isles
06 Aug 2015
Second Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Adventure brimming with hot new cards and bosses
02 Apr 2015
Includes Diablo® III and critically acclaimed Reaper of Souls™ expansion - Preorder for PS3™, PS4™, Xbox One, or Xbox 360 now and receive exclusive bonus in-game item
12 May 2014
Get ready for Blizzard Entertainment's eighth BlizzCon® gaming convention and community celebration, taking place November 7-8 Tickets on sale May 7 and May 10
23 Apr 2014
Epic new chapter in Blizzard Entertainment's critically acclaimed Diablo® series NOW LIVE
25 Mar 2014
Pre-purchase World of Warcraft®'s upcoming fifth expansion today and immediately boost a character to level 90†
11 Mar 2014
Legendary action-RPG series gears up for its PlayStation®3 debut - Bonus in-game item with every copy preordered; additional limited-edition physical items at select retailers
30 Apr 2013
Blizzard warning in effect for Southern California! Massive Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® community gathering coming to Anaheim Convention Center November 8—9
04 Apr 2013
Global partnership with the biggest names in eSports to make StarCraft II professional gaming more exciting and easier to follow than ever before
03 Apr 2013
Day-long launch broadcast to feature "King of the Beta" matches between top pro gamers, community-created content, & live event coverage
26 Feb 2013
Gather your guildmates, muster your minions, and summon your swarm! Blizzard Entertainment today announced plans for its seventh BlizzCon® gaming convention, taking place Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9
19 Feb 2013
Epic conclusion to Blizzard Entertainment’s global tournament series will be streamed live in HD for FREE at www.battle.net/bwc
14 Nov 2012
New World of Warcraft® expansion sells 2.7 million copies in first week -- global subscriber base passes 10 million
04 Oct 2012
Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled plans for several official global launch events celebrating the upcoming release of World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™
05 Sep 2012
Fourth expansion brings tides of war to the shores of a long-lost continent - Digital Deluxe and Retail Collector's Editions revealed - Presales NOW LIVE
25 Jul 2012
The forces of Sanctuary already stand more than 6.3-million strong and growing
23 May 2012
Blizzard Entertainment to raise hell with players at multiple stores around the world on the eve of Diablo III’s 15th of May release
26 Apr 2012
First-Of-Its-Kind Online Video Game Sweep Protects The Safety And Security Of Children Statewide
06 Apr 2012
The white limo stops here -- multi-platinum rockers to melt faces of sold-out crowd during closing ceremony of Blizzard Entertainment’s epic gaming festival
28 Sep 2011
Blizzard Entertainment extends beta test for hotly anticipated action role-playing game
23 Sep 2011
Global Battle.net® Invitational and GSL October Final Set to Take Place Before Sell-Out Crowd at Blizzard Entertainment's Upcoming Gaming Festival
12 Jul 2011
Five official European launch events for the forthcoming release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
13 Jul 2010
This year’s Blizzard Worldwide Invitational will take place in Paris,
17 Mar 2008
Blizzard dishes up the goods on its new World of Warcraft expansion pack
06 Aug 2007
Shortlist for the games industry's most celebrated awards event is revealed
02 Mar 2007
Shatters day-1 sales record.
24 Jan 2007
Street date set for expansion to Blizzard Entertainment®'s MMORPG game as subscriber base reaches 7.5 million players worldwide
09 Nov 2006
The Emmy award-winning series premieres 7 new episodes.
02 Oct 2006
Additional European game realms for Blizzard’s highly acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)
06 Apr 2006
Festivities begin on January 27th, end on February 14th.
19 Jan 2006
Record-breaking MMORPG garners unprecedented number of concurrent users in North America.
10 Jan 2005
Blizzard title is North America’s fastest-selling PC game ever, with record number of accounts created and concurrent players in first 24 hours.
02 Dec 2004
Hosting solution helps prepare for massively multiplayer online game launch.
25 Aug 2004
And one or two other things, courtesy of GN UK.
28 Jun 2001
Mat Hoffman and Tony Hawk on Europe’s first 24-hour games channel.
24 May 2001
The best games ever to appear at budget price in May from Sierra and Blizzard.
19 Mar 2001
Diablo 2 shatters sales records worldwide with 1 million copies sold in two weeks.
18 Jul 2000
Blizzard today announced that it is preparing to enter the final phase of Diablo II beta testing with a Battle.net stress test
19 May 2000
New design and interface unveiled for the first time including isometric camera angle, scrolling and free-form building.
11 May 2000