Blizzard Entertainment, the publisher of World of Warcaft and StarCraft 2 (Korea’s national past time) turns 20 this year. In February 1991, three UCLA grads, Allen Adham, Frank Pearce, and Mike Morhaime founded a publishing company called Silicon & Synapse. Based in Irvine, California, it would later go on to be known as Blizzard Entertainment and crank out $1.65 billion in revenue 2010.
Here are some highlights of an interview on Monday with two of three founders, Pearce and Morhaime, as well as Activision Blizzard’s CFO Thomas Tippl. Here’s a video the company made to celebrate.
ON HOW FAST THEY CAN GET OUT THE NEXT WORLD OF WARCRAFT UPDATE (CATACLYSM TOOK TWO YEARS):
“We want to do it faster. Two years is too long and one year is too aggressive for us in terms of being able to deliver the quality of content.”-Frank Pearce, Blizzard’s co-founder and executive vice president of product development
ON EA’S UPCOMING STAR WARS MASSIVE MULTI-PLAYER GAME ‘THE OLD REPUBLIC’: