Blizzard employees discuss World of Warcraft for consoles "all the time"
During BlizzCon 2023, World of Warcraft vice president and executive producer Holly Longdale stated that the company has internal talks about potentially bringing its MMORPG series to consoles regularly.
Longdale was asked in an interview with GamesRadar if WoW could ever make its way onto consoles for the first time, to which she responded that it is a possibility and that employees "talk about it all the time," but that the company is now focused on the game's next three expansions.
When asked if there is a specific reason why the MMO has never been released on platforms other than PC, Longdale admitted that the answer varies depending on who is asked. "I don't think it is [about technical limitations], frankly, I think we're pretty well positioned [to port it to consoles], which is kind of why we talk about it,” Longsdale said. "It's a complicated question. And for a console audience, the approachability is likely going to be different."
Following Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, rumors of WoW coming to consoles, specifically Xbox, have become a major talking point. Other MMORPGs, such as Final Fantasy XIV and The Elder Scrolls Online, have found success on consoles over the years, and with WoW celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, many see this as the ideal time to bring it to the Series X/S and possibly Game Pass.
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