25 Years of Warcraft and 15 Years of WoW: An IGN Retrospective

When I think of the games and franchises that define Blizzard Entertainment as a development studio, the name that stands tallest amongst a formidable line-up of giants is Warcraft – Blizzard’s high-fantasy universe full of memorable characters and moments, epic battles, and lore that spans thousands of years. In many ways the story of Warcraft is also the story of Blizzard, and the evolution of the accessible, fun, and cinematic approach it brings to many of its creations. It’s a story that takes us from a small studio looking to create something new and original to a larger and more experienced team delving into a broader online world. In the 25 years since Warcraft first hit retail shelves as a …