Blizzard Entertainment

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Blizzard Entertainment
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Basic Information
Basic Information
Business Type
Private
Company Type
Developer,Publisher
Foundation
1991
Parent company
Activision Blizzard
Product(s)
Warcraft
StarCraft
Diablo
Heroes of the Storm
Overwatch
Head Office(s)
United States Irvine, CA
France Velizy, Yvelines

Blizzard is a Popular gaming company based out of Irvine, California. Creators of the popular Warcraft series, Diablo Series and StarCraft Series and of the popular Battle.net online gaming service. They started as Silicon & Synapse in 1991, and released a couple of titles for the SNES and Genesis. The game that would make them a major developer did not come until 1994, where after changing their name to Blizzard Entertainment, they released an RTS game called Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. The Warcraft series is now one of the most successful franchises in the industry.

Their games today are primarily for the PC, with a new division entitled Blizzard Console focusing on games for home consoles.

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