Blizzard Entertainment is an entertainment company which has been popular and known for being a game developer company. This company is based in Irvine, in California which is a subsidiary company of an American company known as Activision Blizzard.
It has been known for having produced some of the popular game series that are played all over the world. Some of the game series that have been developed by this company include; Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Blizzard in 2018.
This company was founded on 8th February 1991 in Irvine in California. Its founders were three graduates from the University of California by the name of Frank Pearce, Michael Morhaime, and Allen Adham. In its early day, the company had its concentration on the creation of game ports done to other studio games till they developed their own software in the year 1993 by developing games known as Lost Vikings and Rock n Roll Racing.
Currently, this company is publishing and developing different types of games which have been its core business. With this, it has been able to gang up much fame for itself through the success they have had over time. Its full name is Blizzard Entertainment.
This company has evolved over years beginning just as an idea of graduates to being one of the best video developer companies in the world. It began its core business of developing games in the year 1993 when it developed its first ever software from which it was then published this year. Their first games are The Lost Vikings, and Rock n’ Roll Racing. The company was then purchased by distributor Davidson and Associates which let it to being changed its name from Silicon & Synapse to Chaos Studios. Later it was given a name as Blizzard Entertainment after it had been acquired. They continued in their task in which they then produced another popular game series known as Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. This made it continue increasing in its popularity.
The company acquired Condor Games in the year 1996 at a period they were working for a game known as Diablo. Condor Games was then later renamed to Blizzard North who also developed wonderful games such as Diablo, Diablo II and Lord of Destruction. Blizzard then introduced other new games in 2004 which include the Diablo Series, Warcraft Sequels, and the Starcraft Series. One of the games produced in the year 2004 got a wonderful success which made it gain much fame.
Blizzard hosted their program in the United States and California so as to promote their new game that was named The Blizzcon in the year 2008. As this company continued to release many games, it gained millions from many subscribers by the year 2010 in which World of Warcraft had an estimated 6.8 million subscribers in 2014.
The company is currently running four different franchisees known as Overwatch, Diablo, Warcraft, and Starcraft with their headquarter being in Irvine in California.
This company has many achievements which have seen them receive many awards. It was awarded The Emmy Awards on the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering for creating the game known as World of Warcraft in the year 2008. In 2013, their game known as ZAM got the Best Strategy Game of 2013 and that of New Game of the Year. They got an award of Top 10 Must-Play Games of 2014 through a game they had released known as Mashable in the year 2014 from which they also got The Best 12 Video Games of 2014 in the game known as Kotaku. Blizzard has enjoyed many other awards as well as achievements that have enabled them to have wonderful successes.
Net Worth & Earnings
Blizzard Entertainment has an estimated net worth of about $20 billion with their revenues and assets together. This is from its fortunate income sources the company has gotten from the various video games it has created. Having had much success in their production, it has been one of the best-selling companies of video games in the world earning them much.
Blizzard is continually experiencing much success and is expected to grow even more as time goes by. They are determined to be the best which has led them to always give the best leading to their great success.