Great news for the Irish games industry, Blizzard Entertainment (www.blizzard.com) is setting up a European games support centre in Cork, and aims to create up to 100 jobs over the next three years. The World of Warcraft (WoW) publisher is establishing the centre in Cork City. They will be getting support from IDA Ireland. It is planned to start with 50 jobs initially with a further 50 expected to be added in the coming three years.
This has come as a much welcomed boost to the Irish games industry. World of Warcraft (commonly known as WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. There are more than 2 million players in North America, 1.5 million players in Europe and 3.5 million players in China as of January, 2007. Additionally, the game has over 8 million subscribers worldwide as of August, 2007.