Blizzard Entertainment has announced an agreement with AT&T to host the North American servers for World of Warcraft. Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T will provide enhanced storage space, bandwidth, and load-balancing capabilities for the game through its Internet Data Centers in Los Angeles and Redwood City, Calif., and Ashburn, Va.
"As we prepare to launch our first massively multiplayer online game, we know that secure, fast and reliable hosting services are essential to support the World of Warcraft community and satisfy the expectations of online gamers," said Blizzard senior vice president of business operations Paul Sams. "This hosting solution will deliver the speed, reliability and security that we and our multiplayer audience have come to expect from Blizzard games."
AT&T already hosts the North American World of Warcraft beta, which has drawn more than 400,000 players. World of Warcraft is scheduled for release later this year.