Is World of Warcraft coming to Xbox Consoles?

World of Warcraft is one of the most popular MMO games out there by Activision Blizzard. The game, as of today, is available on PC via the launcher.

Because of the recent Micorosft and Blizzard Activision successful merger, players and fans of the game from around the world have this one major question – is World of Warcraft ever making its way to the Xbox gaming consoles as the merger has been complete?

With the multi-billion dollar merger greenlight, Microsoft now owns and has access to games developed by Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, and King. To make things better for the Xbox consoles, it would only be sensible if Microsoft took a stance of making select PC-exclusive games available to the Xbox console lineup. But what does the current situation tell us? Let’s find out.

Will World of Warcraft come to Xbox Consoles?

During the BlizzCon 2023 event, an interview was conducted where Holly Longdale, the Vice President and Executive Producer of World of Warcraft said “we are now under Microsoft and this is a topic that has been buzzing around the office for a while.”

Is World of Warcraft Coming To Xbox

While it is good to speculate and hope that the game makes its way to the Xbox consoles, there hasn’t been any official discussion or announcement yet. This is because last year the developers for World of Warcraft stated that the game had been developed and designed for PC from scratch. Plus the World of Warcraft team has reportedly had very little or limited interaction with Microsoft’s Xbox Studios team.

While it might seem like a great idea to have the game made ready for the Xbox, there is indeed a lot of work that needs to be done for the game to run on the Xbox consoles and it can get complicated. Hence it is best to not expect the game to come over to the Xbox consoles.

Now let’s talk about the game update available for PC.

New Expansions Coming To World of Warcraft

Alongside the talk about whether the game would show its face to the Xbox consoles, the developers also revealed three new expansions for the World of Warcraft game. Titled Worldsoul Saga the upcoming expansions are called:

  • World of Warcraft – The War Within
  • World of Warcraft – Midnight
  • World of Warcraft – The Last Titan
Is World of Warcraft Coming To Xbox

You can expect new features to be added to the game as and when each expansion gets released. So yes, players can as of now only enjoy the game on PC via the launcher. Whether the game comes to the Xbox Series X|S, only time will tell.

World of Warcraft – System Requirements

If you’re someone who has taken a lot of interest in World of Warcraft and has decided to try the game out for the first time, you might want to first check and see if your system meet either the recommended or minimum system requirements for the game.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1
  • CPU: Any 4-core CPU running at 3.0 GHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 900 series or AMD 4th gen GPUs or Intel Iris Xe
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB (SSD)

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit Service Pack 1
  • CPU: Any 6-core CPU running at 3.5 GHz
  • GPU: Any Nvidia GeForce RTX or AMD RDNA 2 GPU or Intel Arc 7
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB (SSD)

If you own a device running macOS, you can also play World of Warcraft on such devices. Check out the system requirements below.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: macOS 10.15
  • CPU: Any 4-core CPU running at 3.0 GHz or Apple M1 CPU
  • GPU: AMD 4th gen GPU or Apple M1
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB (SSD)

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: macOS 12 and above
  • CPU: Any 8-core CPU running at 3.6 GHz or Apple M1 Max CPU
  • GPU: AMD RDNA GPU or Apple M1 Max
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB (SSD)

Closing Thoughts

This concludes everything you need to know about what is happening right now with World of Warcraft and whether the game will make its way to the Xbox lineup. It’s hard to tell whether the developers and Microsoft in general are ready to bring the game to their consoles. However, only time will tell what we can expect and whether this is going to be a reality or simply just a dream.

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