World of WarCraft: Blizzard Still Considering Bringing WoW to Handheld Devices
If you just got over your World of Warcraft addiction on your PC, you might have to consider ditching your smartphone if you want to escape the tantalizing allure of the game that is so addictively good that it is often referred to as “Warcrack.” If, on the other hand, you’re looking forward to such a migration, the bad news is that you may have to continue waiting.
While the idea of bringing WOW to the small screen of smartphones has been tantalizing to Blizzard’s developers, they haven’t yet found a way to do it. That doesn’t mean they have stopped trying though. In a press event at the headquarters of Blizzard last week, John Lagrave, World of Warcraft senior producer, said the dev team has been looking for ways to create a small footprint for WoW so it can be accommodated by handheld devices. They still haven’t found a satisfactory method of presenting all the game information the client device needs. He says the team is looking for an “epiphany” to break through this problem. While they don’t have such an epiphany at the moment, the moment they break through, Lagrave said “everyone will know.” Lagrave was also asked about the rumor the upcoming system for pet battles featured in the Mists of Pandaria expansion was geared towards mobile devices. Lagrave could not confirm this. However, he did mention that World of Warcraft’s fishing activity as a possible mobile migration candidate.
How does this fit WoW play? Well, people can do fishing activities while riding the bus, waiting in line, or doing other boring activities in the real world. They can then use these materials for gameplay in World of Warcraft on their PCs or sell the materials ion the auction house.