I saw this article over at bbc.co.uk in which Develop 100 have announced their top 100 software development studios, and it just got me thinking… is anyone actually all that surprised that Blizzard – the 11.5 million World of Warcraft subscribers/$1.34 billion annual turnover – software development juggernaut is top of the software developmer list? It’s becoming more and more apparent with each expansion that WoW has become a licence for Blizzard to print money. Then you add on the profit potential from the upcoming release of Starcraft II and Diablo III, and the Guitar Hero money from Activision‘s side of the business, and you could probably heat the whole of Activision Blizzard’s head office with rolls of $20 bills, and still never run short of cash!
Blizzard Is The World’s Most Bankable Games Studio Shocker!
Dave has over 25 years of experience in the digital industry and is the founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.