Game company Blizzard has announced that upcoming expansion World of Warcraft Shadowlands release has been delayed.
Blizzard announced that the release date of the expansion Shadowlands has been moved to a later time. They shared that they are going to make some additional polish for this new expansion hence the delay.
Executive Producer John Hight stated:
Over the past several months of testing, we’ve made significant progress iterating on and polishing the core features and gameplay of Shadowlands. We’re at a point where the zones, the campaign, the level-up questing experience, and the story we have to tell are essentially ready to share. We’re excited by the Covenants at the heart of the expansion, and it’s been a thrill to see Torghast take shape into a fun new kind of WoW experience, thanks in no small part to your input.
However, as everything started coming together and we’ve been listening to and building upon your feedback, it’s become clear we need a little more time for additional polish, and to balance and iterate on some interlocking pieces—particularly those related to the endgame. Shadowlands is one of the most intricate expansions we’ve yet created, and while we’ve made great progress, the challenge of tuning the endgame was compounded by the team having to work from home.
Hight did say that on Oct. 13 the pre-patch for Shadowlands will be released. It will be the foundation for the expansion and includes revamped character leveling, new-player experience on Exile’s Reach, and brand new character customization options. Nearing the launch of the expansion will be an event that calls on players to defend Azeroth against another wave of Scourge.
No word on the specific release date of the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion, but it would be later this year.