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  • Pearce: StarCraft II development is balancing act between new players and the hardcore

    Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce has told VG247 that he’s keen to get new players involved with the StarCraft universe with StarCraft II, but that accessibility won’t be at the cost of satisfying the existing hardcore. “We certainly want to be able to expose the franchise to new players,” said the company boss. “But yeah, we […]

  • Blizzard on Battle.Net 2.0: "We want to have a minimum feature-set available" for StarCraft II launch

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce said that the updated version of Battle.Net confirmed to the launching alongside StarCraft II will be added to over time. “I’m really excited about the Battle.Net stuff and the ambitious goals we have there, although it’s tough to say how much of it’s going to […]

  • Pearce: "We Wanted to Call it Blizzard Activision"

    Speaking to Kikizo at Game Convention, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce said that the newly formed Activision Blizzard wasn’t exactly named to his liking. “We actually requested that it be called Blizzard Activision”, he laughed, adding: “You can’t win every battle.” More, less jokey stuff about the merger through the link.

  • Diablo III will have "its own unique needs" for the new Battle.Net

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce said that Diablo III’s requirements from the major Battle.Net upgrade currently being worked on at the firm will be specific to the game itself. “Diablo III will have its own unique needs in terms of what Battle.Net provides,” he said. Pearce also revealed that the […]

  • Pearce: Warcraft IV is "definitely something we would consider"

    Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce told VG247 as Games Convention that a fourth WarCraft game could be a next project for the firm, provided one of the company’s current teams was interested in making it. “If there’s a team that’s passionate about doing another WarCraft RTS, then that’s definitely something we would consider,” he said. Don’t […]

  • Blizzard: WoW success kind of interesting, mostly “exhausting”

    If there’s one thing humans, as a species, can do, it’s complain. Case in point: Blizzard senior VP and co-founder Frank Pearce on his team’s record-shattering, money-inhaling spectacularmathon of an MMO. “I don’t know if I’d describe it as ‘interesting’ as much as exhausting,” he told “We’ve got almost 3,000 employees worldwide now, and […]

  • Another sign emerges that StarCraft II's a 2009 game

    Speaking at an Activate Asia Pacific event in Auckland, New Zealand, an Activision rep has apparently said that StarCraft II “should” be out next year, reports StarCraftWire. “Next year’s offerings from Activision Blizzard should include highly anticipated PC strategy title StarCraft II, the sequel to one of the world’s most enduringly popular games,” said the […]

  • Pearce: Fourth StarCraft II race may be added by expansion

    Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce reckons you might be getting a fourth StarCraft II race “in the event” of an expansion to the RTS sequel. “We don’t have the resources or time to add a fourth race to the launch of StarCraft II, but I’m sure in the event that we decide to do an expansion […]

  • Pearce on StarCraft II release date: "This year? Like, 2008? Too much work to do"

    Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce has refused to commit hugely anticipated RTS StarCraft II to a 2008 release, saying simply that the company still has “too much work to do” on the game. “This year? Like, 2008? Too much work to do,” Pearce told VG247. He added: “We don’t have a specific release date in mind […]

  • Prospect of StarCraft MMO "overwhelming" and "scary"

    Speaking to Videogamer at Games Convention this week, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce has said that the thought of putting out a StarCraft MMO is a little daunting. “We’ve made it very difficult for ourselves and it’s an overwhelming thought,” he said. “I’ve been there at Blizzard since we started on WoW and it’s been a […]

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