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Activision Blizzard – Company with USD 8 billion revenue in 2020 fires more employees due to COVID-19

Activision Blizzard, which drew in USD 8.09 billion in revenue for the year ended December 31, 2020, has fired 50 employees earlier today. The reason? COVID-19. The company cites the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on both the viability of live productions…

Diablo Immortal – Beloved game developer gives an update on upcoming mobile title

There hasn’t been any official news from Blizzard nor NetEase on Diablo Immortal since BlizzCon 2019 in November, but today the world’s most beloved game developer right now gave us an update on its first mobile title. According to a…

Warcraft III: Reforged – Blizzard president blames community for expecting too much

Look, I know that I have trashed Warcraft III: Reforged on social media for the past week, and many Youtube content creators have made videos about this, but nothing really beats the boss coming out and saying some shit stuff.…

Call of Duty Mobile – Global pre-registration begins for mobile military shooter

[Pre-register now] Activision Blizzard today announced the start of the pre-registration phase for its upcoming mobile military shooter, Call of Duty Mobile, in collaboration with development partner Tencent Games. Powered using the Unity engine, this is just one of the…

Diablo Immortal – NetEase hints at Activision Blizzard holding out on launch schedule

Last week, NetEase held a conference call with various financial analysts following its quarterly financial call where they announced their performance for the 4th quarter of 2018 and the year ending 2018. Only 1 analyst, Alex Poon from Morgan Stanley,…

Activision Blizzard – Game giant confirms around 800 jobs are being cut

With rumors having started about a massive layoff started a few days back, today Activision Blizzard confirmed that it is cutting away around 8% of its global workforce, around 800 headcount. This news came despite Activision Blizzard announcing the financial…

Overwatch – Jail sentences and heavy fines await hackers in South Korea

According Overwatch’s South Korean forum, a total of 13 hackers in the popular team shooter were captured by the South Korean police after a complain from Blizzard. Handled by Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s cyber-safety department, a year-long investigation have actually been…

Overwatch – Teams have paid USD 20 million to secure league spot

[Source] Following a report in May where teams are dropping out of the upcoming Overwatch League due to cost issues, it was recently rumored at least 2 teams have paid USD 20 million to secure a franchise spot in Activision…

Destiny 2 – Digital version for PC will only be available on Battle.net

At the huge Destiny 2 event held earlier, it was confirmed that the PC version of the game will only be available digitally through Blizzard’s Battle.net service (or Blizzard App). While it will not appear on any other digital platforms…

Overwatch – High entry fee is turning teams away from Overwatch League

[Source] According to a report by ESPN, it seems Activision Blizzard is facing a crisis to kickstart the Overwatch League in North America. To enter the league, a minimum fee of USD 20 million is currently quoted, with the amount…

Call of Duty – Chinese studio to work on mobile game based on IP

Chinese Universe Publishing and Media, a huge company with investments in various industries, today announced that its game development and publishing subsidiary, ELEX, has signed a contract with Activision Blizzard to develop a mobile game based on the Call of Duty…

Activision Blizzard – $46 million spent to acquire eSports company assets

It seems like Activision Blizzard, home to games such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and more recently Candy Crush, is getting serious about eSports. MLG today announced it has sold “substantially all” assets to Activision Blizzard for 46…

Heroes of the Storm – Interview with game designer Matthew Cooper

[Game website] I recently had the chance to interview Matthew Cooper, a Game Designer behind Blizzard’s hero brawler (not MOBA), Heroes of the Storm, which is currently in Closed Beta. Rather than focusing on how different it is from other MOBA…

Fortune – Riot and Blizzard debuts on top companies to work for list

[Source] According to a new article by Fortune, the globally recognized business magazine, Riot Games and Activision Blizzard made their debuts in the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Riot Games is sky high, debuting at a lofty #13 position,…