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World of Warcraft Classic is coming summer 2019, won't require another subscription

World of Warcraft Classic, the recreation of the MMO when it launched in 2004, is coming summer 2019—and better yet, you won't need to pay a separate subscription from your normal WoW one to play it. Announced live at Blizzcon 2018, executive producer John Hight revealed that progress on Classic had made strides since it was first revealed last year and that next year players would finally get to experience World of Warcraft as it was when it first launched 14 years ago.

The good news is that you won't actually have to wait that long to get a taste. Virtual ticket holders will be able to play a time-limited World of Warcraft: Classic demo starting today.

World of Warcraft Classic is something that players have been wanting for years, but Blizzard was hesitant to invest in because resurrecting a very old version of an MMO is no easy task. That was until, last year, we learned of a technical breakthrough that made the whole thing possible. You can read our full feature to hear that story.

World of Warcraft Classic will be arriving summer of 2019, but stay tuned as we have lots more news coming out of Blizzcon and will be jumping in to play the demo ourselves too.

Steven Messner
Steven enjoys nothing more than a long grind, which is precisely why his specialty is on investigative feature reporting on China's PC games scene, weird stories that upset his parents, and MMOs. He's Canadian but can't ice skate. Embarrassing.