ActiBlizz Q1 2010 financials: WoW to get an overhaul with Cataclysm

Thursday, 6th May 2010 22:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Mike Morhaime has said that Blizzard plans on updating lower and mid-level content in WoW so that it is on-par with current expansions on a graphic and gameplay level.

Speaking during the company’s financial call to investors, Morhaime revealed that an overhaul will take place with the release of Cataclysm, and he also said that more content like the cosmetic pets will be released later in the year.

He also chatted about the integration of and Facebook to make it easier to find your friends.

Still no exact date on the Beta for Cataclysm, but the expansion is still on track for release later in the year, according to Morhaime.

Bobby Kotick added that the current subscriber pool is still at over 11M users, and with the expansion, the company expects more players to return.

The numbers should also go up once Wrath of the Lich King is released in China.

Today, over on MMO Champion, some pictures form the Alpha test of the game were leaked, along with quite a bit of  information on achievements, titles, professions, world maps and more.

A closed Beta is expected to start “soon” per Blizzard.



  1. Erthazus

    How can they make it with the not so much of a time.

    To upgrade graphics engine and full game, when they made first World Of Warcraft for years.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    @1 They won’t be doing anything to the engine they are using what has been done in the last expansion. They have added a new rendering system for water looks damn awesome btw.

    If you had followed Blizzard and WOW you have known that last Blizzcon they released info about Cataclysm and they stated they have been working on this expansion along with the Wrath expansion.

    If you are curious on what they are doing go to:

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Eregol

    Didn’t Blizzard already state that early and mid level Azeroth content was going to change?

    It’d have to considering how much the landscape is changing.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight


    if you go to the link I posted they have a whole plethora of screenshots of the old areas have changed like Thousand Needles.

    #4 5 years ago

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