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World of Warcraft dev hints that MMO could be coming to consoles

Holly Longdale, vice president and executive producer of World of Warcraft has hinted that Blizzard Entertainment is considering bringing the MMO to consoles.

In an interview with our sister publication GamesRadar, Longdale was asked whether or not a console version of the game interested the developers at Blizzard, to which she responded: "Of course! Yeah, we talk about it all the time."

GamesRadar went on to ask Longdale if she felt that Blizzard could overcome the technical hurdles that would be involved in such a transition for the MMO. "Well, it depends on who you ask," she replied. "Frankly, I think we're pretty well positioned, which is kind of why we talk about it."

Released back in 2004, World of Warcraft has traditionally been confined to PC and MacOS. However, since being acquired by Microsoft, doors have opened for Blizzard when it comes to Xbox-centric resources and expertise. World of Warcraft on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One would certainly mark a new era for the game.

Vits230d ago

I would be extremely surprised if it didn't. It was already a no-brainer before and it's even more now that Microsoft's bought Blizzard.

OneLove229d ago

Been saying this for a long time now.

TwistedXenos229d ago

If WoW would come to consoles there is a high chance we will get new engine finally for WoW, there is no way they will port WoW to consoles with this old crappy game engine.

andy85229d ago

You overestimate Microsoft I think 😂

shaenoide229d ago

Redfall ? Halo Infinite ?

To be clear about Halo Infinite I am only talking about crappy engine not the overall quality.

Gamingsince1981229d ago

I wonder how anyone will get the adons you need for wow retail now onto console such as DBM, Recount,Gtfo and all the weak auras. I really don't see that happening unless they make some kind of dumped down version like vanilla wow but somehow easier and more basic

TwistedXenos229d ago

They can just ban addons all together, blizzard does not like addons and that is a good excuse for them to do so.

Gamingsince1981229d ago

Nah I really don't see that happening, they would have to make all the raids already out and all the mythic dungeons far far far easier, they are harder now because they have to account for adons and things, they have said that themselves. I think they would have to pretty much remake all raids and dungeons from WoTLK onwards, and we all know blizzard hates having to actually work.

I will be watching to see what happens but it seems to me it wouldn't happen unless consoles get their own version that's complete separate and made much easier.

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