After more than seven years after its launch, developer Blizzard Entertainment is making StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, the famous RTS game and its first campaign, free-to-play. The announcement came during BlizzCon 2017 held this week, in a move that will open StarCraft 2 up to a broader audience.
According to KPCB, there are 2.6 billion gamers worldwide – that’s 2.6 billion people turning to video games for relaxation, entertainment or to kill time on the bus or metro. The Institute for the future estimates that gamers spend well over 3 billion hours per week playing games on smartphones, laptops, PCs, hand-held devices, and gaming consoles like Microsoft’s Xbox…read more →
The video games industry is looking at 7.63% growth between now and 2021, according to Technavio’s Global Gaming Market 2017-2021 report. The gaming industry has achieved immense success worldwide, evolving from board and video games to games that incorporate the most advanced technologies such as 3D simulations, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR).
About World Game Expo
World Game Expo – WGE is one of the largest events for the video games and digital entertainment industry in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.
WGE is the perfect platform for meeting and networking with interactive entertainment developers, publishers, distributors, service providers, platform providers, localization providers, payment solutions providers, investors, government officials, and retailers from the MENA region.
WGE aims to showcase wide varieties of video games, online games, mobile games, edutainment & infotainment software, game related hardware, and next-generation platforms.