World of Warcraft is one of the most popular games of all time, but the MMO never made the leap to consoles like others before it. Blizzard has yet to announce any plans to bring WoW to consoles, but a senior WoW developer has now said that Blizzard is “well positioned” to do so.
WoW VP and Executive Producer Holly Langdale said Radar Games He doesn’t necessarily agree that WoW has too many technical logistics and complexities to port to consoles.
“Well, it depends who you ask. I don’t think so, to be honest. I think we’re in a good position, that’s why we’re talking about it,” Longdale said. “It’s a complicated question. For console audiences, accessibility will likely be different.”
Currently, Blizzard is focusing on its three ambitious expansion plans, Worldsoul Saga. However, Longdale said the team could revisit things regarding a potential WoW console port at a later date.
“We have these three developments and are very excited about them. Yes, Of course. “It would be very disingenuous to say we’re not, like… of course we’re talking about it.” “We are Microsoft now,” he said.
Longdale points out how Blizzard is now part of Microsoft following the $68.7 billion purchase of the Xbox giant from Activision Blizzard. Longdale said Blizzard has yet to talk about bringing WoW to consoles or adding it to the Game Pass catalog for PC.
Other MMOs that have made the jump from PC to console are titles like The Elder Scrolls Online, DC Universe Online, and Final Fantasy XIV. There are reportedly plans to bring The Lord of the Rings Online to the console.
As for WoW, the game originally came out in 2004, so it’s approaching its 20th anniversary. The next expansion, The War Within, will be released in the fall of 2024.
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