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Watch the BlizzCon crowd react to the World of Warcraft vanilla servers announcement

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Blizzard is bringing back vanilla WoW, and we got to talk to them about making it happen (opens in new tab). We also had Bo Moore in the crowd at BlizzCon 2017 to watch the opening ceremony play out live, and he took the video above of the crowd learning that Blizzard is creating official vanilla servers under the name World of Warcraft: Classic. Blizzard vice president J. Allen Brack took his time with the announcement, teasing it out with an ice cream metaphor. You can hear the crowd's excitement start to build as they figure out where he's going with it. Brack loves cookies and cream, but the crowd definitely loses its shit for vanilla.

You can follow along with all of our BlizzCon 2017 coverage right here (opens in new tab), and expect more news, interviews, and hands-on impressions over the next few days.

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter (opens in new tab) and Tested (opens in new tab) before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).