World of Warcraft’s eighth expansion, Shadowlands, is aiming to release this month and it looks like a whole lot of people are interested in stepping through the veil to take on Sylvanas and The Jailer.
During an earnings call, Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick said: “We’ve seen unprecedented engagement trends since the [World of Warcraft] subscriber base doubled following the launch of Classic last year. Pre-sales of the upcoming Shadowlands expansion are the highest we’ve seen at this stage ahead of any release.”
So Shadowlands has had more pre-orders than any other expansion, including some of the earlier ones. You know those ones that old stalwart players compare everything to now, a golden measure shrouded by rose-tinted nostalgia.
The real test will be to see if it beats the overall sales record of a WoW expansion or not, but things look pretty solid right now. Activision COO Daniel Alegre said that the monthly active users have been stable and increasing since the launch of Classic last year.
Shadowlands goes live on November 24 in our region, which lines up pretty perfectly with when that lady with the crystal ball said I would be really, really sick.