As part of the agreement with PaymentOne, Blizzard will deploy PaymentOne's flagship PhoneBill payment option in itsMMORPG World of Warcraft. PhoneBill will give Blizzard's players a simple and safe option to charge subscription fees to their local phone or broadband bill without needing to use a credit card.
"It's important to us to provide a high-quality experience for World of Warcraft players in all aspects of the game, including payment services," said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. "By partnering with PaymentOne, we'll be able to offer our players an additional secure and convenient service for managing their subscriptions."
"Consumers are taking advantage of a broader array of new information, gaming and entertainment services, but at the same time are demanding more safety and convenience when they transact," said Brad Singer, Executive Vice President of PaymentOne. "With online gaming and MMORPGs rapidly expanding into a multi-billion dollar market, we are seeing tremendous demand from these new services. We are pleased to be working with Blizzard Entertainment, a proven global leader and visionary in the market."
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