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Reddit: the maximum character leveling in Diablo Immortal will require more than $ 500 thousand
The new Blizzard game remains not only in the focus of attention, but also under fire from critics. According to new data, in order to pump one game character, it will take not $ 100 thousand, as previously thought, but as much as $ 540 thousand.
Blizzard: the launch of Diablo Immortal has become the largest in the history of the franchise
During the premiere week, Diablo Immortal was downloaded over 10 million times, according to Blizzard. This is a record for the series. However, it is not surprising, since the game is distributed for free.
The court invalidated the dismissal of employees from the Versailles office of Blizzard
In 2019, Blizzard began large-scale layoffs in Versailles, cutting 134 people. A year later, the company closed the French office altogether. Against the background of what is happening, a number of former employees decided to appeal the dismissals through the court. As it turned out, successfully.
The former co-head of Blizzard was offered an equal salary only after being fired
Jen Oneal, who held the post of Blizzard co-CEO until November, said that she was offered an equal salary with another co-CEO, Mike Ybarra, only after she made decisions to leave the company. Before that, she had been refused a salary increase several times.
The developers of World of Warcraft have founded a studio in which there will be no managers
Notorious Studios is a new studio opened by former Blizzard employees. According to the idea, there will be no managers in it, and all processes will be made transparent. The team has already enlisted the support of Riot Games.
Accurate recreation of classics and technical problems: what players and the press write about Diablo II: Resurrected
Diablo II: Resurrected, a remaster of the classic Blizzard game, was released yesterday. In general, critics positively assessed the project. However, it was not without interference in the operation of servers and other technical problems at the start. Because of this, some players have even started requesting refunds.
The main thing from the Activision Blizzard report: revenue of almost $2.3 billion and profit of $876 million
Activision Blizzard shared the results of the second quarter of 2021 (ended June 30). Although the company’s overall revenue grew, its only division that earned more than a year ago was King. Also in the report there was a place for measures that the publisher is going to take because of the current scandal.
Blizzard veterans together with Tencent launched Uncapped Games Studio
China’s Tencent has grown by another studio. Its subsidiary Lightspeed and Quantum Studios Group, which is developing the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile, has announced the launch of an American division — Uncapped Games Studios. It was headed by people from Blizzard.
Activision Blizzard’s quarterly revenue exceeded $2.2 billion, and the MAU of its games reached 435 million
Activision Blizzard has reported a record first quarter. In January-March 2021, the company earned $2.28 billion — more than in any other first quarter in the history of the publishing house. Call of Duty played an important role in this.
Blizzard is looking for employees to work on an unannounced multiplayer AAA game
Blizzard‘s next novelty may be a multiplayer first-person shooter. This is hinted at by the company’s job descriptions. There are few details yet, but the developers say they will have to work on a “really cool” project.
Veterans of Riot Games, Bungie, Blizzard and Valve have opened their own studio. They will make PvP games
Former developers of League of Legends, Halo, Overwatch and Dota 2 have founded a studio that will create multiplatform PvP titles. They have already raised $37.5 million, including from the Chinese giant NetEase.