June 28th, 2008
Blizzard today revealed Diablo III at their Worldwide Invitational event in Paris. Diablo III is set 20 years after the events of Diablo II, and features five character classes. The first two classes, the witch doctor and the barbarian, were revealed at the event today. No release date was mentioned, however the game is planned for a simultaneous release on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
“We’ve wanted to expand on the epic story and gameplay elements of the Diablo universe for some time now,” stated Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We know that players have also been long awaiting a return to the series, so we’re very excited to be sharing this announcement with Blizzard gamers here in Paris and around the world today.”
September 19th, 2007
Hellgate: London is the spiritual successor to the massively popular Diablo series, under development by Flagship Studios - founded by a number of former Blizzard North employees who created Diablo.
Flagship’s idea of giving beta keys out only to customers who pre-ordered the game obviously didn’t achieve the kind of numbers they were expecting, so now everyone is welcome to sign up, albeit with no guarantee of getting in on the action.
Sign up for the Hellgate: London beta here.
August 17th, 2007
Blizzard will now accept PayPal for World of Warcraft monthly subscriptions. Players can have their subscription automatically deducted by PayPal each month.
Here’s the announcement from the official WoW site:
We’re pleased to announce that we’re now able to accept PayPal payments for World of Warcraft subscriptions. Both current and new subscribers can now assign their PayPal account as their automatic payment method on the Account Management page. If you wish to open a PayPal account or want to learn more about the popular online payment system, the PayPal website has the details.
via Gaming Today
July 25th, 2007
Blizzard Entertainment have announced a new milestone for their award-winning time-pit, World of Warcraft. Over nine million people now pay a monthly fee for their fix, placing Blizzard on top of an ever-growing mountain of cash…and with the Burning Crusade expansion yet to be released in China, there’s plenty of growth still on the cards.
Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime is justifiably chuffed:
We’re thrilled that gamers around the world have continued to embrace World of Warcraft so enthusiastically. We’ve worked hard to provide a compelling experience for our players, and we plan to continue updating the game with exciting new content for them to enjoy for many years to come.