That Activision Blizzard wants to conquer the mobile market, we know at least since the BlizzCon 2019. Although the then announced Daiblo Immortal is still not released, but is now definitely to be released in 2021. In the financial report for the 4th quarter of 2020, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick also mentioned that they have some mobile projects in the pipeline for WoW as well, which are said to be quite far along in development.
In our Warcraft franchise, we intend to deliver more frequent premium content to sustain and expand the World of Warcraft (buy now 14,99 € ) community, and we've made multiple mobile free-to-play Warcraft experiences, and they're now in advanced development, based on our franchise's beloved IP. This will create opportunities for both existing players and new fans to experience the Warcraft universe in entirely new ways.
First off, it's safe to assume that "more frequent premium content" doesn't necessarily have anything to do with more frequent patches for WoW, but willy-nilly cosmetic items in the shop. As Bobby Kotick mentioned in the Call of Duty financial report, this method (free to play in combination with premium items) has been instrumental in the success of CoD, which is why they now want to apply this to WoW and other games.
Also interesting is the last sentence, which addresses that WoW mobile content will not only be made for experienced WoW players, but also a whole new audience. Rather than a revamped Armory app or similar features to make our lives easier around WoW, the WoW mobile projects will likely be something more like a pet battle app or an existing game idea in the Warcraft format. WoW itself probably won't make it to our smartphones, even if first trailers like for the Mobile TBC Classic look pretty funny.
So what can we expect?
- Pet Battle
- Auction House App
- WoW MMO in a slimmed down form with dungeons and raids
- A kind of WoW GO. Either like Pokémon Go or Harry Potter Wizards Unite
- Mini Games that are based on the Darkmoon Faire.
- Fighting games/hero collectors with WoW characters
In the end, of course, the developers could pull something completely different out of the hat on the topic of "WoW on the smartphone". What do you think we can expect? Write us in the comments.Support buffed - it only takes a minute. Thank you!
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