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Frank Pearce Jr.

Also Known As

  • Frank Pearce

Game Credits

Business

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014)   (Chief Development Officer)
 

Production

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014)   (Executive Producer)
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)   (Executive Producer)
Diablo III (2012)   (Executive Vice President, Product Development)
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010)   (Executive Producer)
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (2010)   (Executive Producer)
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (2008)   (Executive Producer)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002)   (Team Lead)
 

Design

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003)   (Team Lead)
 

Programming/Engineering

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014)   (Chief Development Officer)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003)   (Programming)
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002)   (Programming)
StarCraft (1998)   (Programming)
StarCraft: Brood War (1998)   (Programming)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (Programming)
Norse by Norse West: The Return of the Lost Vikings (1997)   (Lead Programming)
Diablo (1996)   (Programming)
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (Demo Version) (1996)   (Programming)
Justice League Task Force (1995)   (Programming)
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995)   (Programming)
Blackthorne (1994)   (Original Snes Programming)
The Lost Vikings (1992)   (Programming)
 

Writers

Norse by Norse West: The Return of the Lost Vikings (1997)   (Text and Dialog)
Blackthorne (1994)   (Text and Dialog)
 

Thanks

The Death and Return of Superman (1994)   (Special Thanks to)
WarCraft: Orcs & Humans (1994)   (Thanks To)
 

Other

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)   (Chief Development Officer)
World of Warcraft (2004)   (Director of Dunsel Development)
Diablo II (2000)   (Directors of Dunsel Development)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Directors of Dunsel Development)
Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal (1996)   (Dunsel)
 


Developer Biography

Frank Pearce was Co-founder of Silicon & Synapse (later named Blizzard) in 1991 with Allen Adham and Michael Morhaime.

As Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.’s executive vice president of product development, Frank Pearce plays a critical role in the development of all Blizzard Entertainment® titles. This involves coordinating the work of multiple teams in order to ensure that every project maintains the same polish and quality that mark all Blizzard games.

Pearce takes an active role in the ongoing development of World of Warcraft as the current executive producer, and he recently oversaw the development of World of Warcraft’s first expansion pack, The Burning Crusade. Before this, he directed the development process of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Currently, Pearce is coordinating the development of the highly-anticipated StarCraft II and World of Warcraft’s second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. Since co-founding Blizzard with Allen Adham and Mike Morhaime in 1991, Pearce has been deeply involved in the company’s projects. Games he has worked on include Amiga ports of various licensed titles, as well as The Lost Vikings™, Blackthorne™, Justice League Task Force™, and The Lost Vikings II for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness™, Diablo, StarCraft, StarCraft: Brood War, and Diablo II for the PC, among others.

Pearce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and engineering from the University of California in Los Angeles.

Last updated: Oct 25, 2008