World of Warcraft Getting a Graphical Update?

In an interview with EuroGamer, World of Warcraft producer J. Allen Brack stated that eventually there will “probably” be an graphical update for WOW.

“Will we need a graphical update from the ground up at some point? Yep, probably. And I’m positive we’ll talk about it next expansion”

With the successful graphical revamp Eve Online pulled off back in Dec with their Trinity Expansion, it’s no surprise to see more and more MMOs taking this path. Other games such as Ultima Online and EverQuest have also done graphical upgrades to their games, but with mediocre results.

Personally I’d much rather the MMO I’m playing do a graphical update then release a sequel that basically makes everyone start from scratch.


  1. Not for a year and a half at least.

    It really kind of scares me to imagine what’s going on in there. They’re probably busy making the ‘Secret next-gen MMO’, so it would probably be more worthwhile to start that one with a better engine, instead of revamping WoW.

    That is always a cool thing – having a game be SO computer-friendly that you need to add MORE graphical features for those that can handle it.

  2. Exactly, alot of these MMO’s don’t realize that WoW works on so many machines, that it allows them to have 10 million customers. I mean, i havea Q1 UMPC, 1.0 Ghz, Touchscreen, no integrated keyboard, intel graphics, and wow runs fine. not even the lowest settings. When I am extra lazy, or sick, i plug it all in with a wireless keyboard and mouse to my TV. That kind of availability to potential customers pays off.

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