Blizzard says Cataclysm will “shake up” WoW

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:14 GMT

cataclysm

Blizzard production director J.Allen Brack has said that those expecting just an update to World of Warcraft with Cataclysm should be prepared for a “shake up”.

“We look at game development as an iterative process, and we’re continually polishing World Of Warcraft and building on what we’ve done in the past,” Brack told MCV (via CVG). “Just to give you one example, Cataclysm gave us an opportunity to go back to the game’s original zones and update the dramatically.

“Cataclysm is also shaking up the game in other ways, with new features and races added, altered landscapes, new zones, new professions, new dungeons and new raids, to ensure the game offers all of our players something new and exciting.”

Announced back in August during BlizzCon,Cataclysm was rumored to be in the Alpha testing stage earlier in the month.

It’s expected to be released sometime this year.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Cataclysm

  • World of Warcraft package now includes Cataclysm

    The base World of Warcraft game package now includes second-most-recent expansion Cataclysm at no extra cost. Previously called the Battle Chest, the pack includes the original release plus early expansions The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King as well as the world-changing Cataclysm, and has a North American RRP of $20 – not […]

  • World of Warcraft summer sale knocks 75% off core game, select expansions

    World of Warcraft and all its expansions are on sale today through June 24. You can pick up the WoW Battle Chest which comes with the game, The Burning Crusade, and Wrath of the Lich King for $5. For the same price, you can also grab 2010’s Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria is also on […]

J Allen Brack

World Of Warcraft