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Blizzard CEO dismisses the possibility of World OF Warcraft going free-to-play

WOW would require significant reworking to go free-to-play

Mike Morhaime, founder and CEO of Blizzard has put an end to any speculation that their all-conquering MMO World Of Warcraft will go free-to-play at any point.

At the moment World Of Warcraft is free-to-play up until level 20. Players who want to progress beyond level 20 must then join the 7.6 million-strong subscriber base.

Morhaime explained, “We’ve always taken the business model on a case by case basis. In the case of World of Warcraft, the first 20 levels are free. It wasn’t designed as a free-to-play game. I don’t see that type of transition happening in World of Warcraft, although we are always looking for new ways to make the game more accessible.” Blizzard CEO dismisses the possibility of World OF Warcraft going free-to-play

Production director J Allen Beck backed up his CEO's affirmation adding that it would take significant work to make such a transition. Beck stated, “We would have to rework the game pretty significantly in order to make it free-to-play. It’s not something we’re currently considering.”

Blizzard has recently revealed a brand new expansion for World Of Warcraft called Warlords of Draenor as well as confirming that the Warcraft movie will be released around Christmas 2015.

Thanks Forbes.

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