The deal is done. Blizzard joins the Microsoft family.
UK CMA says no to the acquisition but this is not the end of the fight.
Blizard is in the process of renegotiating its deal with Netease in China but game sales are being suspended as the agreement deadline looms.
Activision Blizzard follows other videogame companies and halts sales.
Mike Ybarra takes the reigns at Blizzard.
Kotick outlines changes at the company in a letter to all staff and asks for minimum wage.
We’re always keeping an eye on Diablo IV jobs and a new one has just opened up at Blizzard. This week Blizzard is seeking a Narrative Designer and perhaps that could be you. Diablo 3’s dialogue was a real hit and miss affair so let’s hope they find the right person.
2020 has been one of the more disturbing years I can ever remember in my lifetime. The pandemic and the political situation in numerous countries around the world have been eye-openers for many. The Black Lives Matter movement has gone global and there are long overdue positive changes slowly starting to happen. Today Blizzard’s J. Allen Brack, issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter.
Following the departure of Nevalistis, we have a new CM in charge and it’s Adam Fletcher that’s taking over. Adam is back at Blizzard where he was previously the Esports Product Lead for StarCraft: Remastered & Warcraft III: Reforged.
COVID-19 still has people in lock-down which has prompted Blizzard to hold a virtual version of Take Your Child to Work. With Blizzard employees locked up like the rest of us, they have released some of their virtual activities for everyone to enjoy.
How is Blizzard changing as a company over the past six months? These are questions asked in a recent article which also looks at the new appointment of Rod Ferguson to the Diablo IV team. How do you think they have changed and are they on the right track?