Blizzard has just revealed that Shadowlands, the latest expansion for World of Warcraft, has been delayed to later this year.
There is no new release date provided by the accompanying blog post. However, they still say it will be delayed to “later this year.” The team writes that they’ve made significant progress over the past few months and that zones, the campaign, the level-up questing experience, and the story are in a spot where they’re almost ready to share with players. However, they need more polish, and are pushing out the original October 27 release date,
“However, as everything started coming together and we’ve been listening to and building upon your feedback, it’s become clear we need a little more time for additional polish, and to balance and iterate on some interlocking pieces—particularly those related to the endgame. Shadowlands is one of the most intricate expansions we’ve yet created, and while we’ve made great progress, the challenge of tuning the endgame was compounded by the team having to work from home.
Blizzard has a commitment to quality. We believe Shadowlands will be something special, and we’ve heard from many of you who feel the same. We need this extra time to ensure that Shadowlands lives up to its full potential.”
The pre-patch is still scheduled for October 13. You can read all about the pre-patch here.