New World of Warcraft Expansion Will Be Revealed Next Month
Blizzard is gearing up for a series of new Warcraft reveals in the coming months, including a further expansion for World of Warcraft and the announcement of the Warcraft mobile game.
The latest World of Warcraft expansion, Shadowlands, was released in 2020, making it time for a new adventure in WoW. On March 15, details of the new Hearthstone expansion will be revealed. About a month later, on April 19, details of the further WoW development will be displayed.
Potentially the biggest surprise will come in May with introducing the long-rumored Warcraft mobile game.
The next expansion is just around the corner.
Join us. April 19.
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Rumor has it that Blizzard is working on a Warcraft-related mobile game. Blizzard confirmed that the mobile game will be released in 2022 back in February, after finally confirming that it is in “advanced development” for the mobile version of Warcraft in 2021.
Previous rumors have suggested that Blizzard is developing a Pokemon Go-style AR game set in the Warcraft universe. But since the release of Pokemon Go in 2016, there have been many new genres that have taken off in the mobile space, including battle royales, auto battlers, and even open-world games like Genshin Impact.
Warcraft as a series has been influenced by several external factors since the launch of Shadowlands in 2020. Reception for the latest expansion hasn’t been as positive as it could have been, and the developers have been working to purge old references from World of Warcraft after the release of Shadowlands. California lawsuit over Blizzard’s gender discrimination in the workplace.
Blizzard will also be taken over by Xbox as part of the Activision acquisition of Blizzard, which will no doubt have some impact on the biggest MMORPG in the world.
Matt TM Kim is the news editor for IGN. You can contact him @lawoftd.