MMO Giant World of Warcraft has announced a release date for its newest expansion pack. The update is called Battle for Azeroth and it releases this August.
The original World of Warcraft MMO was released in 2004 by Blizzard. Previously, top down strategy games simply called Warcraft were the company’s expertise. Blizzard is also the developers behind popular game Overwatch as well as a series called Diablo.
With the release of the newest expansion, it will bring the total number of expansions up to seven. Since 2004, gamers have been able to log into World of Warcraft and always have something new to play, but for the first three years the game thrived in its original version. The first expansion came out in Juanuary of 2007, and it was called The Burning Crusade.
Players of World of Warcraft will be able to get their hands on the newest expansion, Battle for Axeroth on August 14th.
Blizzard was founded in 1991 under the name Silicon & Synapse, changed its name to Chaos Studios and has been called Blizzard during the majority of the company’s popularity.
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, a top down strategy game, was the first title released by the company under the name of Blizzard. The original Warcraft spawned a couple of sequels even before the company made the leap into the MMO market. The game spawned two sequels, Warcraft II and Warcraft III.
Another one of Blizzard’s biggest properties is Diablo, which also has three titles in its series. The newest edition of the Diablo franchise launched on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 and has since been ported to the PS4 and Xbox One due to its popularity.