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Blizzard Entertainment has acquired Spellbreak Development Studio Proletariat to beef up the staff on World of Warcraft. Its team of 100 people will start working on WoW, including the Dragonflight expansion coming later this year, according to Venture Beat.
President of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Ybarra said in a statement that "Proletariat were a perfect fit for supporting Blizzard's mission in bringing high-quality content to the players more often."
"We are putting players at the forefront of everything we do, and we are working hard to both meet and exceed their expectations."
"A big part of caring for our teams is making sure we have the resources to produce experiences our communities will love while giving our teams space to explore even more creative opportunities within their projects. Proletariat is a perfect fit for supporting Blizzard’s mission in bringing high-quality content to our players more often.”
President of Blizzard Entertainment
World of Warcraft General Manager John Hight commented that they "need to increase the frequency at which they deliver WoW updates" and that "Proletariat were an easy decision, as they have a large remote work force."
“As you probably are aware, folks in World of Warcraft have a voracious appetite for content and what we’ve seen over the last year is that we need to increase the amount of content that we can create, and the frequency with which we’re putting it in the hands of our players.”
“That’s one of the things that made this decision easy for us to start working with Proletariat, as they have a large remote work force".
General Manager of World of Warcraft
In response to the acqusition, the Spellbreak Development team posted an update on the future of their battle-royale game Spellbreak,
Spellbreak's development will end and servers will go offline in early 2023, as Proletariat will be fully integrated into Blizzard Entertainment in the coming months.
After more than four years of elemental magic and spell combinations, we’ve made the decision to end development of Spellbreak. The servers will be shut down as of early 2023. Thank you to the millions of players who have joined us in the Hollow Lands since 2018; it’s been an amazing journey.
Our vision was to create a fresh, multiplayer action-spellcasting game with exceptional movement and class customization that would give players the chance to unleash their inner battlemage. We are grateful to everyone in the game’s community for exploring the magical worlds and experiences we created together. Spellbreak was an ambitious project that saw our team push new boundaries in design and development and we are excited to continue to innovate as we create new titles in the future.
To all Spellbreak fans around the world, thank you for the support and dedication that made the game and community so special.
Spellbreak Development Team
Blizzard Entertainment hasn't yet provided a statement on the acquisition.
Source: Venture Beat
In this post, we're looking at how to find out you've been invited to a Beta!
Make sure to opt-in for Beta for a chance to get invited.
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Now that you've opted in for Beta, how do you find out you've been invited to the testing? There are two options available.
Launch the Battle.net app. Visit the appropriate game tab, open the "Game Version" dropdown and check if there are any new "In Development" versions available to you.
In our specific scenario, we can see "Wrath of the Lich King Classic Beta" is available for download and play, which means we've been invited to the testing.
Check your Battle.net email. Mails are often delayed and do not arrive at the same time when you are invited to Beta, which is why we recommend Option 1. The mail will arrive from a verified Blizzard mail address, so make sure to verify the mail address ends in "@blizzard.com" to avoid scams.
Please note that Blizzard will never ask for your password and no keys are being given away at this time that grant Beta access. Invites are currently bound to Battle.net accounts! Don't fall for anyone selling Beta keys!
We have new information coming out of a GamerBraves interview with Art director Jeremy Collins and Senior Software Engineer Andy Lim, as they explain that the game will not feature loot boxes or NFTs. Many players were concerned as the game wasn't available in Belgium, where there are strict laws aginst loot boxes and similar mechanics, but with Blizzard's clarification that may change before it is released.
“There’s no loot box mechanics or anything like that in the game. If you want to purchase a unit, you basically scroll down to the bottom of the store, we have various different bundle sizes, you buy a bundle coin and spend it exactly on what you want because it is already in your store and you can buy it right then. So there’s no conjecture on what you’re getting at the end of the day.”
They have also confirmed that there will be no NFTs in the game. We didn’t expect that there would be, but it’s good to know that there won’t.
There's plenty more information on the game in the interview, from the 5 families you can choose, the PvE focus and 70 missions, the differences between it and Clash Royal, and more, so make sure to read the whole thing over at GamerBraves.
We have two gameplay videos to check out, featuring the new Arclight Ruble game, as we get to see it in action! First off, Towelliee has put together a video of his own experiences with the new Warcraft mobile game, as he details some features while showing off a solid chunk of gameplay as well.
The second video, from 巴哈姆特電玩瘋 (via snailkill3r), shows off the shop, team editing and then a different mission:
You can check out the official announcement here, and sign up for the beta here.
We have two unofficial statements and some minimum specs to check out for the Warcraft mobile game, as Towelliee might have some inside info on the matter. Let's start with the official information, as the minimum specs for the game are iOS (6S and up) and Android (S7 and up), as noted in the reveal.
Towelliee talked about the release window for the game during his reveal stream, as there's nothing specific yet, but it is expected in 2022. With the Diablo: Immortal change and recent PC addition, the "is it coming to PC" question is a big one. But it seems Arclight Rumble is not getting the Immortal treatment, as Towelliee talked with Blizzard, and got some information about the mobile focus of the game and seemingly no plans for PC (clipped by Wowhead) :