Frank Pearce

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce is leaving the company after 28 years

Frank Pearce has announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment, a company he co-founded with Allen Adham and Mike Morhaime in 1991 when it was known as Silicon & Synapse.

1 year ago

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  • Pearce: We had no "idea what we were getting ourselves into" with WoW

    Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce has the firm had no idea “what we were getting ourselves into,” when it launched World of Warcraft 7 years ago.

    9 years ago
  • Epic, Insomniac, and Blizzard hosting 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit session "Staying Around, Playing Around"

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced a new session for the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit featuring Epic’s Mike Capps, Insomniac’s Ted Price, and Blizzard’s Frank Pearce. The panel, which takes place on February 9, is titled “Staying Around, Playing Around” and the speakers will discuss “what it takes to survive for 20+ years […]

    9 years ago
  • Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce joins AIAS Board of Directors

    Blizzard has announced that its co-founder and EVP of product development, Frank Pearce, has joined the Board of Directors for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Pearce joins 15 other industry leaders representing Blizzard, Capcom, EA, Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony,as well as independent representatives from Epic Games, Day 1 Studios, and Insomniac Games.

    9 years ago
  • Valve and Blizzard would like to see online unification between consoles

    Gabe Newell and Frank Pearce, co-founders of Valve and Blizzard, respectively, are of the opinion that a “unified online community” would be ideal.

    9 years ago
  • Blizzard: StarCraft DOTA mod "completely rebooted"

    Blizzard has said that its “completely rebooted” the DOTA mod its developed for StarCraft II since it was last properly shown at Blizzcon last year.

    9 years ago
  • Blizzard feels it failed with StarCraft II marketplace

    During the Blizzard gamescom press conference today, the firm’s co-founder Frank Pearce was asked by an attendee what he felt the developer had failed at during it’s years in the business, and Pearce said one thing was the planned StarCraft marketplace.

    9 years ago
  • Blizzard: Old Republic can grow MMO market "if done right"

    Blizzard boss Frank Pearce has said BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic can bring in growth to the MMO market, but only if it’s “done right.”

    10 years ago
  • Blizzard releases second 20th anniversary video

    Blizzard’s released a second video charting its history as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. It has some Blizzard high brass, including co-founders Mike Morhaime, Frank Pearce and Allen Adham, talking about how it set up the company and more.You can watch it on the Blizzard website through here. First video’s here.

    10 years ago
  • Blizzard turns 20, thanks fans for support

    Blizzard co-founders Mike Morhaime and Frank Pearce have a very special message for you, delivered through the break in video form.

    10 years ago
  • Blizzard confirms Titan codename for next MMO

    Blizzard chief Frank Pearce confirmed to D’Toid at the VGAs last month that Titan is the codename of the company’s newest MMO.

    10 years ago
  • Blizzard's Pearce: Retail "has things to offer that we can’t offer digitally"

    Blizzard boss Frank Pearce has told Gama retail still has bigger advantages in comparison to digital.

    10 years ago
  • Blizzard weighs in on DRM, calls it a "losing battle"

    If we didn’t know any better, we’d say the gaming industry never learned the alphabet, because it always puts the letters “PC” and “DRM” right next to each other. Oddly enough, however, Blizzard – PC dev extraordinare – has never really dropped its two cents on the subject.Until now.

    11 years ago
  • Blizzard's Pearce: WoW will return to growth

    Blizzard EVP of product development Frank Pearce has told VG247 that World of Warcraft will return to growth this year, moving beyond the 11.5 million subs it’s been stuck at since 2008.

    11 years ago
  • BlizzCon adds up to a "substantial loss" for us, says Blizzard

    All the exclusive, convention-only Murloc plushies in the world can’t recoup the cost of cramming 20,000 frothing fans into the Anaheim Convention Center, it seems. During the 2009 Austin GDC, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce explained that – while certainly an excellent marketing opportunity – BlizzCon does quite a number on Blizzard’s wallet. “BlizzCon is operated […]

    11 years ago
  • GDC Austin: Blizzard reveals its canceled squad-based sci-fi game Nomad

    During J. Allen Brack and Frank Pearce’s keynote at GDC Austin, the Blizzard guys revealed its canceled suqad-based sci-fi title, Nomad.Apparently, some ten years or so ago, Blizzard put loads of hours and tons of work into it, but then decided to scrap it and go straight into work on WoW.Joystiq has what little information […]

    11 years ago
  • GDC Austin: WoW needs 20K systems and over 4600 staffers to stay up

    During a keynote delivered at GDC Austin, Blizzard’s J. Allen Brack and Frank Pearce dropped some numbers regarding what it takes on a daily basis to keep World of Warcraft running.The game needs 20,000 computer systems, 13,250 server blades, 75,000 CPU cores, 1.3 petabytes of storage, and over 4600 staffers to keep it going.“Operating an […]

    11 years ago
  • WoW bosses to keynote GDC Austin

    Blizzard bigwigs Frank Pearce and J Allen Brack are to keynote GDC Austin on World of Warcraft this year, Blizzard said today.The talk, entitled “The Universe of World of Warcraft,” will tackle the challenges faced in creating subs-based MMOs.The event takes place at the Austin Convention Center in Texas from September 15-18.PR after the break.

    11 years ago
  • Morhaime and Pearce to attend NYC Lich King launch on Wednesday

    Blizzard bosses Mike Morhaime and Frank Pearce are to turn up at the midnight launch of Wrath of the Lich King in New York this week, which starts at 8.00pm EST on Wednesday at the “Best Buy store near Times Square.”There must only be one.“At Best Buy, we’re passionate about helping gamers get the most […]

    12 years ago
  • Rumour: Blizzard mentions WarCraft IV in StarCraft II BlizzCon panel

    According to this Hellforge story, Blizzard yesterday mentioned that WarCraft IV will use the same trilogy release system as StarCraft II in a panel at BlizzCon yesterday.Blizzard announced at the expo last night that StarCraft II would be release in three parts, each product focusing on a separate single-player campaign.We’re chalking this up as rumour: […]

    12 years ago

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