In an interview with GameSpot, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas talked about the idea of updating the original world in World of Warcraft as the game gets closer to its 20th anniversary. The event could be a great time for Blizzard to update WoW’s original continents, the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, just like they did with the Cataclysm expansion in 2010.
Hazzikostas mentioned that they are likely to revamp the old world in the future. However, they’ve learned from past mistakes, such as Cataclysm, which received criticism for essentially removing parts of the game from 2004. If they do decide to update the old world, they’ll use modern solutions to preserve the existing parts of the game.
“We are definitely open to it at some point. It is a shortcoming, if you take a step back and think about World of Warcraft as an ongoing living world, if we’ve kind of painted ourselves into a corner where we have all these iconic locations but we can’t really use them because they’ve already been used.”