[Update] Is WoW Coming to Xbox?

Is the beloved WoW going to be gracing console owners everywhere with its presence?

According to Newegg.com, Blizzard's golden goose, World of Warcraft will be coming to the Xbox in December.

The Newegg posting shows World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor will be coming to Xbox Live 12/20/2014 for $49.99. With other MMO's like DC Universe already up and running on the PlayStation platform, it's a feasible reality that WoW could indeed end up on consoles.


Unfortunately it looks like a mix-up at Newegg is the cause for this. According to @Rygarius via twitter, he's asked them to correct the tag specifically for the "Xbox Live credit." 

My thoughts

I'm curious though, with BlizzCon around the corner, this would indeed be a game-changer and probably would breathe some new life into WoW. While some have speculated Blizzard going free-to-play, bringing the 10-year-old franchise to consoles would likely add to the 7 million current subscribers. The chance of such an established PC MMO suddenly crossing platforms is pretty slim.


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Published Jul. 7th 2014
  • Kaitlin Silver
    Featured Contributor
    I cannot speak for WoW, but I play FFXIV on PS3 (still) and, while there are a few loading time issues and laggy animation annoyances that come with using it, I'd say I have cleared a lot more hardcore content/raids (currently working on T9 and very close to clearing) than a lot of the PC players I've played with on my server (and I've never played any other MMO before in my life).

    I'm sure WoW is way more complicated, but nothing is impossible! :D
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    If it does come to console, the players will be terrible and it will make the game hard. (There simply aren't enough buttons on a controller). So they better not make it cross-platform servers. That would ruin it.
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    I disagree with the button limitations. There are ways to pull off a good system with limited buttons. Both Tera and FFXIV pulled it off. FF11's macro system wasn't terrible either.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    I'm not talking about anything but WoW. Specifically WoW. WoW's control scheme is too complex for controller.
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    trust me, it really isn't. I could likely throw together a control scheme that would work well in a matter of minutes. Not that it matters, I doubt that WoW is getting ported. The reason for that is system limitations. FF11 ran into this issue and had to stop supporting the PS2 as far as new expansions and such. FFXIV will eventually experience the same issues in about 4-5 years, because the PS3 system itself will not beable to keep up with the game.
  • Coatedpolecat
    Featured Correspondent
    Maybe use the shoulder buttons to pull up an action wheel and use a quick flick of the right thumb stick to pick your action.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    Ya, sure there are ways to make it work. There is not a way to make anywhere near as accurate and quick as keyboard - mouse. I use 30 keybindings when I play WoW, just can't get that on a controller. Not only that, controlling the camera, jumping, and moving at the same time is infinitely easier on mouse and keyboard.
  • Landon Sommer
    My favorite control scheme for making lots of use out of the control buttons is from Xmen: Legends (at least, that's the first place I saw it) Pull a trigger button and it changes what the right buttons do. Do that with the buttons and the Dpad and you have 48 options right there. It was actually pretty easy to use once you remembered where all the buttons were. :)

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