WoW's next expansions already planned
World of Warcraft's sixth expansion, Legion, was announced this last week at Gamescom. Now, developer Blizzard Entertainment has revealed that it's already planning the next expansions to follow it.
World of Warcraft lead designer Tom Chilton shared the detail with GameSpot in an interview at Gamescom.
When asked if Blizzard ever imagined World of Warcraft would enjoy the enduring success that it has, Chilton said, "It is crazy that we're this far along." He went on to reveal that, "We do have more expansion packs planned already."
Chilton didn't share any further details about what might come after Legion. With Legion just being announced this last week, we wouldn't expect to hear firm details on what's coming next anytime soon.
History shows that World of Warcraft subscriber figures increase with the release of a new expansion. So it may not be surprising to learn that Blizzard's new plan for expansions is to release them faster.