WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Only Shipping on DVD, Signals Death Knell of PC CD Games

By Chris Faylor, Sep 25, 2008 12:32pm PDT Blizzard has revealed that when Wrath of the Lich King launches on November 13, World of Warcraft (PC) subscribers will only be able to obtain the MMO's second expansion pack in DVD format.

"World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will only be available on DVD, not on CDs," Blizzard representative Vaneras wrote on the WoW-Euruope Forums, as noticed by WoW Insider.

The first World of Warcraft expansion pack, The Burning Crusade, shipped in both CD and DVD formats, with a digital download becoming available a few weeks after launch.

While the gaming industry has been moving towards the DVD format for many years now, some speculate that due to World of Warcraft's widespread acceptance and low system requirements, not all of its 10.9 million subscribers will have the DVD drive required to install the latest expansion.

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