Vice president of World of Warcraft affirms desire to bring MMO to Xbox, but acknowledges conversation is not currently feasible

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World of Warcraft’s exec manufacturer states “the dream remains” pertaining to the long-running MMO concerning Xbox eventually, also if you’re most likely encountering a delay to see that take place.

Speaking at a press occasion for World of Warcraft’s upcoming The War Within development, GamesRadar+ asked Holly Longdale whether discussions have actually been offered area to take place concerning WoW winding up on gaming consoles since the dirt has actually worked out pertaining to Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition.

“The dream remains,” she states. “We’re so focused on delivering what’s on our slate for players and our expansions. There’s honestly no room for that conversation yet. But you know, the dream is real.”


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The quote follows our conversation with Longdale at BlizzCon 2023 late in 2014, throughout which the exec manufacturer stated the designers speak about bringing World of Warcraft to gaming console “all the time.”

We after that asked if technological logistics or intricacies may protect against World of Warcraft from making the jump from computer to Xbox, to which Longdale stated that she really did not visualize a problem. “Well, it depends on who you ask,” she states. “I don’t think it is, frankly. I think we’re pretty well positioned, which is kind of why we talk about it.”

If there’s one commonness to eliminate from either of Longdale’s responses, however, it’s that the group has plenty on its cumulative plate. World of Warcraft will begin The War Within, a growth that indicates the beginning of a trilogy of large updates. Then you have actually obtained WoW Classic, which is getting ready for the Catcalsym web servers while Season of Discovery remains to remix old web content. All that web content will likely concern Xbox eventually, though it does not appear like that day is coming anytime quickly.

Even as World of Warcraft nears its 20th wedding anniversary, the MMO’s exec manufacturer assures that “the Worldsoul Saga is a foundation for our future.”

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