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The First 30 Years of 'Warcraft': The Making of a Game Universe

John Hight  (Franchise General Manager, Warcraft Franchise, Blizzard Entertainment)

Location: Room 207, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Warcraft General Manager John Hight shares insights into his history at Blizzard Entertainment and with the Warcraft team in particular to provide a deep dive into how the Warcraft universe has evolved over decades through multiple games, genres, and changing player habits and perspectives into the storied world we now know. This discussion shares how we developed different game iterations, scaled our teams, delivered expansions and updates across multiple games (and how they evolved over time), as well as give some high-level thoughts on where we see Warcraft going for the next 30 years.


Attendees will learn how a game or franchise IP can adapt and evolve over time with novel experiences to reach different kinds of gamers across platforms, and leverage data to inform design decisions aimed to meet and exceed player community expectations.

Intended Audience

Game developers who are interested in exploring how to approach various game audiences and changing player habits within a single IP, as well as fans of the Warcraft universe.

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