Warlords of Draenor was recently unveiled at this weekend’s Blizzcon, and despite being the fifth expansion in the series for World of Warcraft, Blizzard president and co-founder Mike Morhaime has revealed to Polygon that the studio was already working on the sixth expansion.
“We’ve already started working on the expansion after [Warlords of Draenor]. We’ve never done that in the past. We’ve been doing one expansion at a time, sort of a very linear content creation model, and we’ve looked at ways that we can parallelize that. So that while we’re working on this expansion we’re looking at the new one.
“It’s going to be on us and our development team to continually look at ways to evolve the game and keep it relevant, and look for new ways of maintaining engagement within the game. We view expansions as a huge opportunity to do that,” he said.
“We recognize that we need to release them on a faster cadence than we have in the past. So we’re investing in the team and our resources to enable us to do that.”
To further evolve the gameplay, one of the expansions Heartstone will reportedly feature single-player content in the future. Stay tuned for more detials.