The hardest hit will be the PvE completionists.
By Liam Gilroy on November 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm
The other day someone told me they were sick of World of Warcraft expansions. Like me, they didn’t play the game – they were just sick of hearing about them. I don’t understand that because I’m not a lunatic, but I bet that person is going to be very upset when they hear what WoW designer Greg Street told Digital Spy last week – the Blizzard team working on WoW want to release one expansion a year.
Street explained that expansions are what bring back players who have moved on to something else, while good patches only keep those who stick around:
“We really want to get to a cadence where we can release expansions more quickly. Once a year I think would be a good rate. I think the best thing we can do for new players is to keep coming out with regular content updates.”
Street’s comments give an explanation for what Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime was saying a couple of weeks ago about WoW’s next planned expansion. It will be interesting to see how the new model turns out as WoW’s subscription numbers continue to decline.
Source: Digital Spy