During this year’s BlizzCon, developer Blizzard dropped a bunch of new details for World of Warcraft’s future. While not entirely unexpected, a new expansion – Battle for Azeroth – is on the way. Out of left-field however, was the reveal of vanilla server support, dubbed World of Warcraft Classic.
The expansion looks to take things back to the series’ classic “Horde versus Alliance” roots. Here’s the official description, via press release:
In Battle for Azeroth, the fall of the Burning Legion has set off a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the furious rivalry between the noble Alliance and the mighty Horde. As a new age of warfare begins, Azeroth’s heroes must set out on a harrowing journey in search of new allies, race to claim the world’s mightiest resources to turn the tides of war, and fight on several fronts to determine which side will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.
World of Warcraft: Classic turns back the clock to a simpler time, pre-expansion. The announcement follows a year of contention with fans who were running their own, unofficial servers.