Who doesn’t know about World of Warcraft, the game that really cemented the MMORPG genre? There have been loads of expansions over the years. The upcoming fifth expansion is titled Warlords of Draenor. We caught up with Blizzard at the Activision stand at Gamescom to have a chat about what players can expect.
My point of contact was Tom Chilton, the Game Director for the upcoming expansion. The content is set after the events of the Mists of Panderia and takes place on the world of Draenor, the original home world of the orcs. The interview room was surrounded by incredibly noisy people, so please excuse that. Here’s what Tom had to say, accompanied by the trailer for the game itself.
I did ask if this would be the last expansion for World of Warcraft, and if we could expect a proper sequel at some stage. Tom declined, saying that they are already working on the next expansion.
Although the World of Warcraft player base has declined somewhat, it still remains incredibly popular. Will you be diving into this expansion when it comes out? I’m interested to see if it will pick up the numbers drastically, or if it will be a short time before player count dwindles down once more.
Coincidentally, we are giving away a bunch of beta keys for the game right here. Head on over if you’d like to do some grinding in the orc homeland before the game officially releases.
Last Updated: August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014 at 14:13
I love the idea of seeing Gul’dan and Manaroth as well as the potential of seeing a new Lich King that may not be pure evil.
So many possibilities open now.
August 25, 2014 at 14:25
“Already working on the next expansion?!” You Monsters! Let it die already! Make World of Warcraft 2 or something! I tried playing it again, bought a month game time and possibly used 10 days of it…The graphics were just cringe worthy at this point, and started just depressing me. While I still feel the raids and boss fights mechanics wise are better then any other MMO, this game needs more of a rework from the ground up then ANY.