The last expansion for World of Warcraft, Cataclysm, went on to sell nearly 5 million copies in its first month of availability, breaking PC gaming sales records previously held byâ€¦World of Warcraft.
MMO fans will either be delighted or aghast to know that Activision-Blizzard plans to thoroughly increase the output of content for the game.
In a recent investor call, the publisher revealed its to expeditiously expand upon the robust world of WoW, a response to the greater speed that players are going through all the new content.
Players, says Blizzard’s Michael Morhaime have become "more experienced" and as a result are "much better and much faster at consuming content". As a result, the MMO giant is looking for ways to â€œspeed up the development process," admitting that the company â€œneeds to be fasterâ€ to keep up with players. Personally, I think it’s time World of Warcraft got a exhaustive overhaul, complete with a brand new graphics engine. The game, originally released in 2004, is starting to look pretty damned dated – and that’s just compared to other MMO’s, not the bleeding edge stuff like Battlefield 3.
I also think the company’s line of needing to churn out content to keep up with players is likely hogwash, and the real reason for the increased output is that Bobby Kotick’s nipples are chafed and is currently examining the plausibility of forever wiping his arse with 100 dollar bills.
Source : CVG
Last Updated: May 10, 2011