Blizzard celebrates 25th anniversary

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25 years ago the founders of Blizzard came together to make video games, eventually going on to create World of Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft, amongst others.

The developer, now part of mega publisher Activision Blizzard, has published a video celebrating its 25 years.

“Here’s to 25 years of creating some of the most epic memories, friendships, and gaming experiences…ever. Can’t wait to see what the future holds, and we’re excited for another 25 years with all of you by our side. Thank you! /salut,” reads the video’s description.

A blog on also thanked the players for their support.

“The many stories and varied types of gameplay that have taken place on Azeroth (and later, Draenor) have never stopped coming,” wrote Blizzard Entertainment community manager Randy Jordan. “The history of Warcraft and the history of Blizzard Entertainment are fully intertwined, with each passing year falling into a unique Warcraft era for players. Those who started in with Warcraft eight years ago, for instance, started during the Burning Crusade. Those who started twelve years ago started during the Reign of Chaos era.

“However long you’ve been with us, we hope you accept our heartiest thanks and gratitude for all you’ve done to help us expand the excitement and wonder of these magical worlds. We’re going to continue to explore them with you for a very long time to come.”

Blizzard is currently working on World of Warcraft Legion and Overwatch.


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World of Warcraft

  • Release Date: November 23, 2004
    • - 11 February 2005 (PC)
  • Platform(s): macOS, PC
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Massively Multiplayer, Massively Multiplayer Online, RPG