Not to be cowed by the other news and announcements this week, Blizzard stepped up to the microphone to deliver a few doozies. Game Director Ion Hazzikostas sat down for another hour-long Q&A session, this one focused on players’ journeys through World of Warcraft’s Patch 7.3.
The good news is that unlocks earned by progressing through the new Argus storyline will be account-wide, which will be a great boon for alts. It’s also going to be a lot easier to catch up on artifact progression, with the game automatically advancing artifact knowledge on a weekly basis.
Outside of the World of Warcraft floor, Blizzard apparently has a lot more cooking in its secret chambers. Studio Co-Founder Allen Adham has been leading up a team working on special projects, including “incubation teams” that are developing new IPs. Of course, this being Blizzard, it’s a long shot whether any of these will see the light of day or a full release, but it’s interesting to know that the studio isn’t settling for its current successful roster.
“In terms of new IP, our pipeline is in a better position than ever before in our history. we’re committed to incubating new initiatives,” Co-Founder Mike Morhaime said in an earnings call. “When we do bring new experiences to current or new platforms for new and existing IPs, they’re going to be ideas that are our teams are passionate about and that we think there is a large audience for.”
If you have the time, you can watch the full World of Warcraft dev Q&A session below!