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Debuts in China

Posted by Dana Massey on Jun 06, 2005  | Comments

Debuts in China - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

World of WarCraft continues to grow like an unchecked weed. Here is the latest release, which announces its launch in China.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT® LAUNCHES IN CHINA

Popular MMORPG Continues to Grow as Blizzard Entertainment® Welcomes Host of New Players

PARIS, France – 6 June, 2005 – Blizzard Entertainment® today announced that World of Warcraft®, its massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has officially launched in China. Players in China can now download the game, create accounts and experience the epic adventure of the Warcraft® series in an immersive and continually evolving online environment. The commercial launch of World of Warcraft follows a highly successful open beta period in China during which the game reached a peak concurrency – the total number of subscribers playing simultaneously – of more than 500,000 players.

"It has always been a goal at Blizzard to become a major developer and publisher for the Chinese gaming market," said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We feel that China offers a huge and eager audience and it is poised to become the next great region in gaming. We are simply thrilled to be bringing World of Warcraft to this great country. With fully localized content, a regional network infrastructure, and local, around-the-clock customer support, we believe that World of Warcraft will provide Chinese gamers with an unparalleled game experience."

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