“The scale of our cooperation has become deeper and wider than before.”
- Cooperation Blizzard and NetEase began in 2008. It was supposed to end in 2019, but the partners decided to extend it for 4 years.
- The Chinese company helped launch Battle.net and StarCraft II in the country. The agreement of the two giants now includes World of Warcaft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and the Diablo and StarCraft series.
- Together with NetEase Blizzard is working on the scandalous Diablo Immortal. Many media believe that the Chinese partner is one of the main reasons for the loud announcement of the mobile game in the final of the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2018.
- In the summer of 2018, a similar partnership of NetEase and Bungie was announced – the Chinese company not only offered the studio a pass to the local market, but also plans to invest $ 100 million in its games. In this case, Blizzard is still part of Activision Blizzard, and Bungie is no longer .