Blizzard's been poking around with proposed name changes for its desktop delivery service Battle,net for a while now. A few months back the publisher announced that it had settled on Blizzard.net, but it looks to have changed its mind once again.
The new name? The complete unsurprising Blizzard Battle.net, which basically gives the company the best of both worlds. Here's how the new logo looks:
The company provided a statement about the change yesterday evening:
”When we announced that we’d be transitioning away from the Battle.net name for our online-gaming service, we suspected that the shift would be challenging. We understood that Battle.net stood for something special - it represents years of shared history and enjoyment, community and friendship, for all of us and our players.
”Battle.net is the central nervous system for Blizzard games and the connective tissue that has brought Blizzard players together since 1996. The technology was never going away, but after giving the branding change further consideration and also hearing your feedback, we’re in agreement that the name should stay as well. Take it from the developer formerly known as Silicon and Synapse, and Chaos Studios, names are important too.
”Moving forward, to help offset some of the original concerns we listed back in September, we will be connecting “Blizzard” to “Battle.net” in our logo for the service and in general when we refer to it in print: Blizzard Battle.net.
”We appreciate your feedback and look forward to many more years of bringing players together online.