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Next WoW Expansion Will Serve Return to the Past? Clues Reveal [Update]

One of the fathers of World of Warcraft, Chris Metzen, is to have a more important role at Blizzard than just a story consultant. He is reportedly „creating the future of WoW,” which will be announced at this year's BlizzCon.

Source: Blizzard Entertainment.


The reports we informed you about in this news have been confirmed. Today, Blizzard announced on Twitter/X, that Chris Metzen has officially become the creative director of the Warcraft universe. He is to "assist the team responsible for World of Warcraft in creating next-generation adventures." It has also been confirmed that Metzen will make an appearance at this year's BlizzCon to reveal the shroud of mystery that shrouds the brand's future.

Next WoW Expansion Will Serve Return to the Past? Clues Reveal [Update] - picture #1

Source: Twitter / World of Warcraft.

Original post [August 25, 2023].

Bringing good news for World of Warcraft fans, who are turning their noses up at the direction Blizzard's MMORPG is heading, while recalling with nostalgia the first years of its presence on the market. Well, it turns out that Chris Metzen - one of the fathers of WoW, who late last year returned to the ranks of the company - has a much larger role in the team than was assumed.

Youtuber known as Taliesin - together with his partner who runs the popular channel Taliesin & Evitel - citing information received independently from several developers working on World of Warcraft, reports that Metzen is "creating the future of WoW" in partnership with Steve Danuser (chief narrative director) and Ion Hazzikostas (chief game director). The men are said to be spending a lot of time together, and Metzen's role during these meetings is reportedly not limited to being a "story consultant." The fragment in question begins at 9:47 of the video below.

This is significant because it is Chris Metzen who is responsible for the stories told in the basic version of WoW and in the first five DLCs - including Warlords of Draenor. So fans can be optimistic and hope that Metzen's influence will ensure that Blizzard does not serve us another poor story like the one from Shadowlands.

It is worth noting that Taliesin's reports correspond with a recent tweet by Blizzard CEO Mike Ybarra (below). In early August, he wrote that Chris Metzen and Holly Longdale - executive producer of WoW - will share "exciting news" with the community at this year's BlizzCon, which will take place on November 3 and 4. Fans have begun to speculate that it's about the announcement of the tenth expansion for World of Warcraft - one that would be overseen by Metzen himself.

Next WoW Expansion Will Serve Return to the Past? Clues Reveal [Update] - picture #2
Source: Twitter / Mike Ybarra.
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Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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