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Players will create their characters’ capability
Whether they’re wreaking chaos as a Demon Hunter or unlocking amazing new abilities for their Artifact with classic gold wow, players will create their characters’ capability in ways they never have before.” Whether or not this is all enough to revitalize interest in the game is something that yet remains to be seen.A beta for Legion will start later this season, without a last release date announced yet.
For Blizzard, the news that World of Warcraft appears to be dying would have been catastrophic – not too many years before, the business was entirely reliant on World of Warcraft, using released no other new product for nearly half centuries. But today, Blizzard has managed to come back to some of its other classic franchises successfully, while also having found a few exceptionally popular new IPs in Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.
So it is reasonable that in spite of World of Warcraft’s subscriber numbers having reached their lowest point in a decade — we are currently at 5.6 million subscribers, in spite of the launching of Warlords of Draenor under a year ago — Blizzard still needed a solid showing, with earnings being up year on year.A great deal of the has to do with Diablo 3, that has now sold over 30 million units worldwide- for a match that was panned as broadly as Diablo 3 has been at launch, that’s a hell of a comeback. The initiation of the Reaper of Souls expansion was certainly vital in staging the turnaround to this game.Meanwhile, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm are doing great for Blizzard too, and when Overwatch starts later this year in beta, which is guaranteed to join Blizzard’s growing record of successful products as well.
Blizzard Entertainment will likely be one of three publishers alongside EA and Microsoft to maintain a media event at Gamescom next week and it appears to have something big planned. A recent Battle.net article has revealed that a new expansion for World of Warcraft will be announced on August 6th. The statement will be live-streamed so you can check it out at 9 AM PST/1 PM EST/6 PM UK time next week. Additionally, it seems that there’ll be a developer chat with the team behind WoW on August 9th at 8 AM PST, so there’s a chance of more information being revealed.