All publications by tag «Blizzard»
Diablo IV quadruples its launch numbers on Steam by peaking at over 23k concurrent players (with nuances)
Diablo IV has seen a huge surge in player count on Steam this week. Let’s take a look at how Blizzard’s successful ARPG has been performing on the store since its October launch and compare it to some other releases.
Blizzard lays off 10 people from Hearthstone team, while game revenue continues to plummet after exit from China
Blizzard has laid off some staff from the Hearthstone team, describing the process as organizational changes. But let’s also look at the game’s performance in the mobile market this year and see how the company’s exit from China has affected its revenues.
Newzoo: Diablo IV became highest-grossing game in US and UK in July, ranked 1st among all RPGs by MAU globally
Despite the disappointing Season 1 and other post-launch issues, Diablo IV seems to be performing well for Blizzard in terms of revenue and player engagement. Here are some new stats about the game and its position in the market.
Chinese players bashing Overwatch 2 on Steam to express their frustration with Blizzard’s exit from China
Overwatch 2 has been widely criticized by players after its launch on Steam, making it the lowest rated game on the platform. But here is why most negative reviews are coming from Chinese users.
Blizzard lays off 50 employees from its esports division as future of Overwatch League seems vague
Blizzard Entertainment has been hit with layoffs at its esports team. Although the company recently reported record quarterly revenues, the future of the Overwatch League is currently uncertain, with sources worrying that the entire division might be closed.
Blizzard posts record $1 billion in quarterly revenue, as Diablo IV drives Activision Blizzard’s Q2 growth
Activision Blizzard has published its financial report for the second quarter ended June 30. The company posted growth in all key metrics, with the Blizzard segment showing impressive growth following the success of Diablo IV.
Diablo IV hits $666 million in sales in just five days: how it compares to previous games in series
Diablo IV is now generating a hell of a lot of money, as it has already become Blizzard’s fastest-selling game ever both in dollars and units sold. Let’s take a look at sales figures for other games in the long-lasting series.
How one call between Activision and NetEase execs, on top of existing feuds, closed gates for Blizzard in China
It has been a few months since Blizzard games went offline in China. A new report sheds light on why NetEase and Activision couldn’t agree on a new licensing deal, leaving millions of players on the sidelines.
FFXIV operator Shengqu Games rumored to be Blizzard’s new partner in China. But company denies reports
Blizzard is yet to announce its new Chinese partner following its split with NetEase. However, new rumors allege that the company may strike a licensing deal with Shengqu Games, the local operator of Final Fantasy XIV.
Activision Blizzard posts record quarterly bookings on Blizzard’s strong growth and Call of Duty blockbuster sales
Activision Blizzard has released a financial report for the fourth quarter ended December 31. Although the company’s profits have declined, its bookings have reached new heights thanks to the strong performance of its top-tier franchises.
Over 1 million Chinese players apply for refunds due to expiration of Blzzard’s agreement with NetEase
As the future of Blizzard games in China remains hazy, local players have started applying for refunds for unused in-app purchases. NetEase, which was responsible for operating these products in the country, explained how users can claim their money back.
NetEase calls Blizzard’s proposal ‘outrageous and inappropriate’ amid escalating game publishing dispute
NetEase has responded to Blizzard’s latest comments, explaining why it refused to extend their partnership to publish games in China for another six months. The tech giant criticized the World of Warcraft developer for its unprofessional behavior and overconfidence.
NetEase refuses to extend its partnership with Blizzard in China for another six months
While Blizzard continues to look for a new partner to publish its games in China, NetEase has refused to extend their previously expired partnership. So the future of World of Warcraft, Diablo, and other games in the country is still vague.
Report: Blizzard enters final stages of negotiations with its new Chinese partner after split with NetEase
Blizzard Entertainment may soon reveal its new partner to operate World of Warcraft and its other games in China. And it looks like it won’t be able to renew a licensing agreement with local tech giant NetEase.