World of Warcraft Shadowlands New Release Date
World of Warcraft Shadowlands already has the first record in its account – the number of pre-orders. Despite the postponement of the release of the add-on, Blizzard is recording fantastic results. Players place great hopes in the iconic MMORPG
New World of Warcraft a month later than planned
There is also no doubt that the postponement of the expansion’s premiere to the cult MMORPG was strongly influenced by the coronavirus pandemic, which paralyzed the gaming industry.
The hard situation for game developers
It turns out that transferring all developers to remote work is an extremely difficult logistic challenge that many companies have not been able to cope with. An example is the Polish studio CD Projekt Red, which once again postponed the premiere of the most anticipated game of the year, i.e. Cyberpunk 2077.
The fans are patient and understanding
Returning to Blizzard, however, it must be admitted that players humbly accepted the news of the Shadowlands shift. Faithful fans can still remember what the premiere of the Battle of Azeroth expansion was like, and it didn’t look very cheerful.
The developers then released a game that was simply not ready and was closer to early access production than a full-fledged AAA title. Anyway, this production seriously shook the position of the American giant, which was known for providing quality and perfectly finished games.
A record number of pre-orders sold
As you can see, this situation influenced the internal policy of the company and the developers decided not to re-release the game, which could be a disappointment for millions of loyal fans. To everyone’s surprise, the players did not get mad at the creators, on the contrary – wished them good luck and bought pre-orders en masse.
According to data provided by Blizzard, the studio received a record number of pre-orders for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. ScreenRant also reports interesting news regarding the number of subscribers to the popular WoW.
It turns out that the premiere of World of Warcraft: Classic was a bull’s eye and led to the doubling of the player base. This situation affects the excellent financial results of the company.
The MMORPG is still doing great
Perhaps thanks to this, we are in for a renaissance of MMORPGs, because let’s remember that it is Blizzard that brings the toughest cannons in this field and creates trends. Besides, in China and Korea, this genre is still doing very well and is a great breeding ground for new companies.
We have no choice but to wait for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Due to the delays, we are entitled to high expectations which will hopefully be met by Blizzard this time.
World of Warcraft Shadowlands Release Date
The premiere of the latest expansion for World of Warcraft is scheduled for November 23, 2020. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was to be released on October 27, 2020, less than a week ago. However, this did not happen, and all because of the multiplying errors in the game code and developers’ problems with the balance of the mechanics.