Rumors about a potential World of Warcraft console port came up recently, however the game director Ion Hazzikostas says no such plans are currently in place. World of Warcraft console port speculations are circulating every so often. For instance, in 2020 many believed that the control system support from the source code implied that the long-running MMORPG would eventually be made available on PlayStation and Xbox platforms. Then it wasn’t long for more speculation of the possibility of a WoW release on Xbox to air on the air once Microsoft made public its plan to buy publisher Activision Blizzard with WOW WoTLK Classic Gold.
Prior to Patch 9.0.1 at the end of 2020 World of Warcraft players interested in controller support options had no choice but to utilize external programs. The pre-patch of WoW WoTLK Classic changed the game’s experience allowing players to travel the fantastical world by using the use of a PlayStation or Xbox gamepad. Many believed that this was the first step toward an eventual console version of WoW, Blizzard Entertainment never even mentioned such a project. Of course, discussions concerning a hopeful World of Warcraft Xbox port appeared on the scene again in the wake of Microsoft’s impending Activision Blizzard acquisition. Fans should not hold their breath, though.
Interview with IGN, World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas addressed ongoing rumors regarding the possibility of having a console iteration. The developer quickly dismissed the possibility with the comment: «Nah, I think World of Warcraft is a game built from the ground from scratch for the PC.» Warcraft’s improved controller support and updated user interface will, thus, be left for PC gamers and PC players alone to enjoy.
The console port rumors remain not being addressed, World of Warcraft faithful have plenty of things to look forward to in the coming years. Blizzard Entertainment recently announced WoW’s Dragonflight expansion, a new content that will let players discover all of the Dragon Isles. The forthcoming DLC will also introduce the Dracthyr race as well as the Evoker class, in addition to Dragonriding, brand new raids and previously unknown Dungeons. As of this writing, though, Blizzard has yet to share launch date details.
Since its release almost 20 years back in the year 2000 on PC, World of Warcraft has received eight expansions, the first of that was released in 2007 under the name The Burning Crusade. The most recent of 2020’s WoW WoTLK Classic, rapidly slowed down due to the rocky start that was later compounded due to the introduction of community-diverging features and long droughts of major update. It is hoped that Dragonflight gives World of Warcraft the jolt of life it desperately needs with buy WOW WoTLK Classic Gold.