Frank Pearce Jr.

aka: Frank Pearce
Moby ID: 9165

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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.

Credited on 38 games

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World of WarCraft: Battle for Azeroth (2018, Windows) Chief Product Officer
Destiny 2 (2017, PlayStation 4) Special Thanks to Blizzard Entertainment
StarCraft: Remastered (2017, Windows) Blizzard Development Family
StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops - Mission Pack 3 (2016, Windows) Chief Development Officer
World of WarCraft: Legion (2016, Windows) Chief Development Officer
Overwatch (2016, Windows) Executive Producers
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (2015, Windows) Chief Development Officer
Heroes of the Storm (2015, Windows) Chief Development Officer
World of WarCraft: Warlords of Draenor (2014, Windows) Chief Development Officer
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (2014, PlayStation 4) Executive Producer
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014, Windows) Executive Producer
Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft (2014, Windows) Chief Development Officer
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013, Windows) Executive Producer
World of WarCraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012, Windows) Executive Producer
Diablo III (2012, Macintosh) Executive Vice President, Product Development
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010, Windows) Executive Producer
World of WarCraft: Cataclysm (2010, Windows) Executive Producer
World of WarCraft: Wrath of the Lich King (2008, Windows) Executive Producer
World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade (2007, Windows) Executive Producer
World of WarCraft (2004, Windows) Director of Dunsel Development

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