World of Warcraft Classic Launches 27th August 2019

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Much like the developers of RuneScape (Jagex) learned back in 2013 when they launched "Old School RuneScape" (a nostalgic, 2007-themed version of the browser MMO), World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has found that there's a significant demand for a similar "Classic" server. That means probably that most of us have forgotten how different it was, and it´s yet to be seen how well will it do when facing a community that is accustomed to playing a World of Warcraft that is much more accessible and quite less time consuming than the game it originally was.

Blizzard President, J Allen Brack reminisced: "Building and launching World of Warcraft back in 2004 was immensely challenging".

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"Like many of our players, everyone at Blizzard was fueled by the excitement of seeing the world of Azeroth from the ground level, through the eyes of the heroes inhabiting and fighting over it", Brack continued. Following the release of the game, Blizzard will add in original WoW content in the order of their initial release date. "We can't wait to get reacquainted with this unsafe, demanding, and rewarding world with all of our friends, new and old".

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Players who already have a World of Warcraft subscription can sign up for the closed beta test. Blizzard is celebrating WoW's 15th birthday with upcoming in-game events like a 25-player raid that represents a "greatest hits" of the title's bosses over the years.

Collectors circle October 8 on the calendar - this day will release the World of Warcraft's 15th Anniversary. It includes a Onyxia pin, map of Azeroth mouse pad, art prints, special anniversary mounts, and a large black-and-gold statue of Ragnaros the Firelord.

Blizzard announced on Tuesday that the official launch date will be in August.

Assets available at: blizzard.gamespress.com/World-of-Warcraft. Players will be able to play the 1.12 version of the game known as the "Drums of War" update.

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