World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California, and is currently a subsidiary of American company Activision Blizzard.
Warcraft is a franchise of video games, novels, and other media created by Blizzard Entertainment.
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It is the fourth released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe, which was first introduced by Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994.
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a real-time strategy game, developed by Blizzard Entertainment and published by Blizzard and Interplay Entertainment.
Fantasy is a fiction genre that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting.
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World of Warcraft takes place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard's previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is the official expansion pack to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment.
Blizzard Entertainment announced World of Warcraft on September 2, 2001.
The game was released on November 23, 2004, on the 10th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise.
The first expansion set of the game, The Burning Crusade, was released on January 16, 2007.
The second expansion set, Wrath of the Lich King, was released on November 13, 2008.
The third expansion set, Cataclysm, was released on December 7, 2010.
The fourth expansion set, Mists of Pandaria, was released on September 25, 2012.
The fifth expansion set, Warlords of Draenor, was released on November 13, 2014.
The sixth expansion set, Legion, was released on August 30, 2016.
With a peak of 12 million subscriptions in October 2010 and Blizzard's final report of 5.5 million subscriptions in October 2015, World of Warcraft remains the world's most-subscribed MMORPG, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers.
In January 2014, Blizzard announced that more than 100 million accounts had been created over the game's lifetime.