Following its apparently well-known release-window-free release back in April, Blizzard has now confirmed that the Dragonflight expansion from World of Warcraft will begin later this year.
Dragonflight, as described in Blizzard''s April reveal stream, will provide players with access to the long-hidden home of dragonkind, known as the Dragon Isles, with four new areas - the Waking Shores starting zone, Ohnahran Plains, Azure Span, and Thaldraszus - complete with new dungeons and raids.
Dracthyr Evokers, a new playable race-class hybrid, can, depending on a player''s class specialisations, concentrate on damage dealing or healing, plus a new skill-based flight system that can be customisable.
Along with all of its major features, Dragonflight promises to improve some of World of Warcraft''s existing mechanics, including upgrades for the game''s talent system, improved professions, and an improved UI.
Three digital versions of Dragonflight are now available for pre-order - the Base, Heroic, and Epic editions, each with a different speculative, but they cost 40, 55, and 75 respectively, respectively, with a 130 physical release, which, along with an Epic edition game code and Drakks pet, involves a hardcover art book, a mousepad, and five collector''s pins.
The latest World of Warcraft update follows an unusual week for publisher Activision Blizzard. It has also announced that, following an estimated year of shocking statements it encouraged a company culture where sexual assault, assault, and inappropriate behavior were able to flourish. It has launched an investigation itself, and concluded that there was "no widespread harassment or systemic harassment" at the firm.
Despite a shocking Wall Street Journal report in November claiming that Bobby Kotick had been aware of the allegations of sexual misconduct and mistreatment of female employees "for years," the company said.
Despite Activision Blizzard''s insisting that the company does not do anything wrong, shareholders today approved a proposal that it should publicly publish an annual report on its efforts to combat workplace discrimination and harassment. The vote, however, is non-binding, and Activision has so-far only said it will "examine."