WoW to get graphical overhaul?

Written by Joe Martin

May 19, 2008 | 13:06

Tags: #mmo #mmorpg #world-of-warcraft #wow

Companies: #blizzard

In an interview released earlier today by Eurogamer about the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King, Blizzard has said that a graphical overhaul for World of Warcraft is very probable.

World of Warcraft producer J. Allen Brack said that a complete reworking of the graphics in the game is needed and is probably going to happen in the future.

Brack confirmed that Wrath of the Lich King will enable some extra effects for high-end gamers, but that it will not include a full reboot of the graphics for the entire game. That reboot is definitely being discussed though.

"That's actually something we talk about every expansion," he said. "I'm positive we'll talk about it next expansion."

However, Brack did say that such reboots had not been successful for other MMOs in the past and that games like Ultima Online and Everquest had actually been damaged by the process.

"A lot of people continued to play with the original client, because it was faster, or they preferred it, or were just used to it or whatever," he said. "And so for me as a game developer, the idea that we would spend so much time and energy on something and have people go, 'meh, that's not really for me,' that's not very exciting."

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