World of Warcraft Lead Producer on Battle for Azeroth, WoW: Classic, and More from BlizzCon 2017

During this past weekend's BlizzCon, Greg Burke stopped to chat with World of Warcraft Lead Producer Ray Cobo about the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion, as well as inquire about the current developmental progress of WoW: Classic.


BlizzCon 2017 has come and gone, but the excitement for World of Warcraft's future is still in the air. In addition to a whole new expansion, the game is also going back in time to experience World of Warcraft as it once was.

Greg Burke had the opportunity to speak to World of Warcraft Lead Producer Ray Cobo about World of Warcraft's upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion. Here, he explains that with the Legion successfully warded off, it's time once again for the Alliance and the Horde to come to blows.

"All the expansions that have led up to now, we had a big bad character that we had to come together and fight and defeat in the end," Cobo told Shacknews. "We've pushed the Legion back, so now it's come down to 'What does it mean to be Alliance? What does it mean to be Horde?'"

Cobo explains some of the new content set to hit Battle for Azeroth, including the two new continents set to debut. Alliance and Horde members will start at one continent, but will soon venture over to the other to declare war on the opposing faction.

Cobo also briefly discusses World of Warcraft: Classic, noting that Blizzard is early into its development and is still determining how to deliver the ideal vanilla experience to the WoW player base.

For more on what's coming to World of Warcraft, including the new Islands, check out the full interview below.

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