Breaking News: Cataclysm To Release In 2010
So yeah, Cataclysm has an official release date of 7th December… 2010. Crazy, I know. I’m actually still in mild shock at the hearing the news that it’s going to come out this year as I half expecting it to be delayed into 2011 after living through what has to probably be the longest beta in the history of mankind. I don’t even think those scientists beta test the microchips used in nuclear warheads that much. I feel like a proud dad getting ready to witness the largest MMO birth yet. Breathe in… 1 2 3… and breathe out.
Unfortunately my predicted release date of 11th November 2010 isn’t going to happen (would’ve been pretty awesome if I’d been right) but at least it wasn’t off by that much as some folk were talking about Spring and Summer 2010. That may seem silly now in hindsight but considering the expansion was announced over a year ago it didn’t seem that far fetched at the time. In fact, by the time Cataclysm comes out it will have been close to 17 months since it was first announced. That’s a heck of a lot of hype time.
In their usual stealthy humour it also seems like Blizzard have been waving the release date in front of our faces for some time now. Wowhead reports that back in August the Azeroth Bulletin reported that the chances of a cataclysmic event taking place in the future was less than 12.7%. 12.7… get it? Those cunning bastards.
And yes, I have already pre-ordered it. I know I like to poke fun at Blizzard and WoW (who doesn’t?) but I am genuinely looking forward to playing Cataclysm, especially since I’ll be coming to it completely fresh without having played the beta plus, considering the built up anticipation and proximity to Christmas, there can’t be any doubt that its going to sell like a mothertrucker and possibly become hard to obtain (I don’t think Blizzard are doing a digital download are they?).
Still, I’m happy enough with a December release date and I get a week’s holiday over the festive period so this will fit in nicely. Better tell the wife I’m going to be busy on Christmas day.