Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft Classic will be available in Summer 2019.
This is a version of the popular MMORPG that returns the game to the state it was fourteen years ago, before any of the later expansions were released. It may seem strange, but it was something that many WoW users had been asking for for years.
The new executive producer of World of Warcraft, John Hihgt, explained during the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2018 that “anyone with a subscription to World of Warcraft will be able to access WoW Classic.”
It is therefore confirmed that WoW Classic will not be a separate product. It is important to note that the base version of World of Warcraft, which includes all content except the Battle for Azeroth expansion, is free and only requires a monthly subscription to the service.
At BlizzCon you will be able to try out World of Warcraft Classic, as well as Tides of Vengeance, the next update for Battle for Azeroth. It includes a raid that has different versions for the Horde and the Alliance, something that is new to the Blizzard game.
As an aperitif we leave you the new cinematic, in which we see the confrontation between King Anduin and General Saurfang of the Horde.