World of Warcraft executive producer John Hight and game director Ion Hazzikostas will be hosting a livestream on June 9th to share updates on the upcoming Shadowlands expansion. The stream will begin at 9 am PDT and can be watched on the World of Warcraft Twitch and YouTube channels.
Shadowlands was announced at BlizzCon in November 2019 and is expected to release in 2020. According to the game synopsis: “The Shadowlands is home to an entire realm of the departed; it is a world between worlds whose delicate balance preserves life and death itself. As one of Azeroth’s greatest champions, you have been granted the power to cross over in body and soul. Now you must investigate a conspiracy to unmake the cosmos, and help Warcraft legends journey back…or fulfill their ultimate destiny.”
Shadowlands has been in alpha testing since early April, with consistent datamining and build updates. While developers have suffered setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack confirmed the company’s expectation to launch the expansion in Q4 2020.
The Shadowlands livestream on June 9th will cover “some of the newest content in development.” It has been speculated that the release date for beta testing will be announced during the stream, and that perhaps the hosts will provide a clearer time frame for the expansion’s launch date.
What do you think of the new features we’ve seen in alpha testing and datamining? Will you be playing the beta when it releases?