The main news was that, in addition to Dragonflight are preparing a new series of short films like “Faces of War” for Battle for Azeroth or “Other Worlds” for Shadowlands. The tradition of telling stories about addon characters started with The Legend of Shaohao in Mists of Pandaria and all videos of this kind are of interest to the players.
After the gloomy events of Shadowlands, the developers see the upcoming Dragonflight as a breath of fresh air, and this addition reminds them of Mists of Pandaria. Threats and conflicts will not arise immediately, and the first topics will be the rediscovery of the dragons of their ancient home.
The idea of awakening and returning has been a staple since we started working on Dragonflight’s introductory video about a year ago – a five-minute video typically takes 9-11 months to complete, and its discussion can start a year earlier.
The focus of the trailer was the Overseer Koranos: as planned, the appearance of dragons was supposed to be a big surprise. However, the developers, as usual, were let down by leaks. But there are many more gameplay cutscenes to come, although not on the level of Saurfang’s stories: they require a lot of resources.
World of Warcraft has been developing for 18 years, the game has a huge layer of stories and the creators face a lot of unique tasks. In particular, only Legion there were game scenes with the participation of characters. And the trial of Sylvanas performed in this way is done so well that many did not believe that all this was happening in real time.
The team has a lot of plans for Dragonflight, but the development of the game is a living process, and everything can change as events unfold. There is no word yet on a release date for the add-on.
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