Blizzard's Next Subscription MMO Is No Longer A Subscription MMO

The project code-named Titan is changing direction completely, Blizzard said on today's Activision earnings call. It used to be a subscription-based massively multiplayer online game. No more. » 8/01/13 5:00pm 8/01/13 5:00pm

What Effect Did Star Wars: The Old Republic's Launch Have on World of…

Not much, apparently, at least not in December. Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime was only able to give a vague answer to the question presented during the Q&A portion of today's Activision Blizzard financial results call, but that vagueness speaks volumes. » 2/09/12 6:15pm 2/09/12 6:15pm

Blizzard: Diablo III Hits Early 2012

Looks like we're going to have to make do with a beta for longer than some of us had hoped, Blizzard this morning said that Diablo III won't be hitting computers until early next year. » 9/23/11 9:00am 9/23/11 9:00am

Blizzard Shuts Down NASDAQ

Blizzard Entertainment co-founders Frank Pearce and Mike Morhaime play a little StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on the big screen at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York City, just before ringing the closing bell on Monday, March 7. The ceremony was part of Blizzard Entertainment's year-long 20th anniversary » 3/08/11 6:00pm 3/08/11 6:00pm

Celebrating Blizzard's Cultural Legacy

Blizzard co-founders Mike Morhaime, Frank Pearce and Allen Adham were honored this week as Artistic Visionaries as part of Orange County's 11th annual Cultural Legacy Awards. Photo by Nicholas Koon. » 9/24/10 3:40pm 9/24/10 3:40pm

StarCraft II Has A $100 Million Price Tag

It's taken more than a decade and over $100 million USD to get here, but StarCraft II will be hitting store shelves on July 27. And while that hefty development price tag may seem like a lot, well, it's not. » 7/16/10 8:00pm 7/16/10 8:00pm

World of Warcraft: No Growth Since 2008

When we last checked World of Warcraft subscriber numbers in December of 2008, the game had 11.5 million. In March, Vivendi According to Blizzard's Mike Morhaime, today's numbers are exactly the same. Has the mighty MMO plateaued? » 2/10/10 6:00pm 2/10/10 6:00pm

Battle.net Revamp "Similar To Xbox Live"

You can partly blame Battle.net for the delay of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty into 2010, but based on the capabilities that Activision Blizzard execs are promising for the service, it's clear Blizzard has their work cut out for them. » 8/05/09 9:20pm 8/05/09 9:20pm

Best Buy New York Lich King Bash - Now With Morhaime

Millions of people will be lining up around midnight on Wednesday evening for the launch of World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, but the lining up promises to be much more entertaining at the Best Buy at 44th Street and 5th Avenue in New York, New York. That's Blizzard's chosen store for East… » 11/10/08 11:20am 11/10/08 11:20am

AoC And WAR Players Flocking Back To Azeroth

Each of the seven or so times I've canceled my World of Warcraft subscription over the past few years, I've found it curious that they ask your reason for leaving. What could they possibly do with said information? Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime answered my question for me during yesterday's earnings conference call to… » 11/06/08 12:20pm 11/06/08 12:20pm

China Getting StarCraft II, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III:…

Blizzard is rolling out a bunch of its MMOs in China. Striking a joint venture with NetEase.com affiliate Shanghai EaseNet Network Technology Limited, Blizzard will be introducing StarCraft II » 8/13/08 12:00am 8/13/08 12:00am, , , and Battle.net platform. Says Blizzard's CEO Mike Morhaime: The license will be on a three-year term and have a mutual…