It’s been a bumpy ride for Blizzard developing World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. After its initial announcement in BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard lived through a global pandemic and found themselves in the middle of the Black Lives Matter movement – all of which messed up a regular announcement and development schedule. While the original World of Warcraft: Shadowlands update stream with World of Warcraft executive producer John Hight and game director Ion Hazzikostas was delayed, Blizzard announced a new date for the stream – July 8th.
According to some rumors, this developer update won’t be just a simple talk regarding the status of the expansion. Since there won’t be any BlizzCon 2020, many World of Warcraft fans are expecting to hear a few surprises during the stream as well as an official release date for WoW: Shadowlands.
In any case, Shadowlands expansion seems like a promising one. After a huge mess that was Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard wants to redeem themselves in the eyes of the players. So far the feedback from World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha was very good – players were praising new leveling zones, dungeons and even it’s new end-game progression system called Covenants. Additionally, with Shadowlands, Blizzard is shifting their focus to player’s characters, making a lot of class changes as well as adding some new customization options for each race in the game.
We can’t wait to learn more about all of this and report right back to you. You can pre-order World of Warcraft: Shadowlands form our store.