Today Blizzard Entertainment revealed the latest expansion in its mega-successful MMO series, World of Warcraft.
Titled “Warlords of Draenor,” the trailer opens with “War, it is the lifeblood of this world. We are its children.” It appears to taken players to a diverse array of locations, including fiery depths, a barren wasteland much like Burning Crusade, and snowy regions similar to that of Wrath of the Lich King.
New features mentioned in the trailer include the ability to upgrade garrisons, new character models (far improved from past installments), and a level cap of 100.
Players will also be able to immediately boost level 90, which is likely a strategy by Blizzard to encourage newcomers and old players to rejoin the game.
It was just revealed yesterday that World of Warcraft has dropped to 7.6 million players, and as one of the few MMOs still using a subscription model, it may have a hard time ahead of it in the face of blurred-line MMOs like Destiny and The Division.
Mists of Pandaria — the current expansion for World of Warcraft released last September — received largely positive reviews from critics, but nowhere near as high as previous installment Cataclysm.
The game is currently playable on the Blizzcon show floor. Check out the trailer below.