So World of Warcraft
is getting a new expansion. Old news, right? Mists of Pandaria
, kung-fu pandas, yada yada. Well, not so fast.
is reporting that Blizzard
has officially confirmed expansion number five, and COO Paul Sams
told the site that the dev team already has plans for several more expansions after that. Details are sketchy, of course, but it sounds like WoW
is pretty far removed from the state of decline that recent sub losses seemed to indicate.
The first post-Pandaria
expansion is currently "an idea, a general framework," and Sams says that Blizzard's Chris Metzen
has already pitched WoW's
sixth expansion and is "pretty geeked up about it." In fact, he says, the devs "already know what they're going to be doing for multiple expansions ahead."