Blizzard predicts WoW will still be around 10 years from now

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The world-beating MMORPG still has plenty of life in it yet according to the developers

With World of Warcraft celebrating its10-year anniversary this year Blizzard is very positive that we’ll still be adventuring in Azeroth in another 10 years.

Talking to CNET WoW lead designer Ion Hazzikostas said, “I definitely can’t tell you what our 20th anniversary is going to be. I can tell you there is definitely going to be one,” adding that; “We’re definitely planning into the future, talking about what the next expansion is going to be, and what the one after that is going to be, just in terms of big picture storylines, how can we start setting things up now, where do we want the game to go. Ultimately it’s all one step at a time.”

While WoW has fallen from the heady heights of a 12 million strong subscriber base, the game still enjoys the position of the most popular pay to play MMO on the market. After a fall to a count of 6.8 million paying players earlier this year there’s been a recent upturn to nearly 7 and a half million. With WoW’s fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor launching on 13th November -bringing a new level-cap and graphical upgrades - we may well see subscriptions figures continue to rise as returning players flock back to check it out.

These new words from Blizzard follow the recent news that the company has cancelled their long-in-development MMO project codenamed Titan.

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