Blizzard and NetEase.com today announced that they will continue their existing cooperation on Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft in mainland China. The new license will continue for an additional three years following the expiration of the current license agreement.
The companies have been working together to bring World of Warcraft to Chinese gamers since 2009. In that time, they have successfully launched Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm, the game’s second and third expansion sets, in mainland China, and earned the enthusiastic support of gamers across the country. In addition to World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase’s existing partnership covers Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III and StarCraft II, as well as the Battle.net gaming platform.