Chris Hannah


Blizzard Are Working on a New Survival Game #

In some very much unexpected news, Blizzard have announced that they’re developing a new survival game, for both PC and console (which, I assume, will now be Xbox).


Blizzard is embarking on our next quest. We are going on a journey to a whole new universe, home to a brand-new survival game for PC and console. A place full of heroes we have yet to meet, stories yet to be told, and adventures yet to be lived. A vast realm of possibility, waiting to be explored.Every story needs a teller. And every world needs builders. What if that could be you?For thirty years, Blizzard has been creating universes for millions of players around the globe. This requires a diverse team of developers willing to lend their voices, to listen and to be heard. That is our mission.

As much as World of Warcraft has had more downsides than good for the past few years, and so has the company (and parent company) as a whole. I used to regard Blizzard as being my favourite game developers. They always seemed to be the ones that would arrive late, with a few delays, but always ended up making a great game.

I’ve been a theoretical fan of survival games since Day-Z came out, and I’ve tried a few of them, but they’ve all felt a bit boring to me. I’ve never found one with any real depth. Maybe that’s because I haven’t tried the right one, but I would assume that a Blizzard one would probably be my best bet, as I’ve enjoyed all of their games so far.

The artwork definitely looks interesting, and looks like it matches the style of World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, which I very much like.

I like the idea of this survival game being set in the Warcraft universe, but I can also accept that it might be time for some new worlds and characters. I guess I would be fine with it either way.

One thought in my mind is that I hope this doesn’t take away anything from World of Warcraft. There’s been a few recent leaks regarding a potential ‘Dragon Isles’ expansion for WoW, and they all sound good to me. So if they are true, and WoW does seem to be on the right path again, I hope it can continue that way.

World of Warcraft at BlizzCon 2017 #

It happens every year, and as usual there’s some great news for World of Warcraft fans.

As WoW expansions usually come out every two years, this year is just to announce the expansion, and usually that’s it. One logo, maybe small description, and a year wait.

Except this year, in the opening ceremony, they showed three videos. One about a new feature, and then for the expansion there was a feature video, and even a cinematic trailer!

World of Warcraft: Classic

With the original version of WoW being one of the best gaming experiences for nearly all WoW players. Blizzard have announced that they’re working on a classic server mode for the game. So you will be able to play the original game, before any expansions!

I’m really looking forward to this!

Here’s their video announcement:

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Okay, I won’t go too deep into the expansion here. Because so much has been announced, and there’s going to be so much more.

All I will say is if you want to know everything about it, check out the website.

But you also need to watch the features overview, and the cinematic trailer!

I don’t want to spoil anything here, because it is really impressive. Although I’m also looking forward to play the classic version just as much.