World of Warcraft for iPhone needs an interface before materializing

World of Warcraft for iPhone needs an interface before materializing
Hardcore gamers, listen up, for we have something very exciting to share with you – it looks like Blizzard is looking for a way to bring World of Warcraft to the iPhone. And that would not be just a stripped down version of the game, rather a full-blown release adapted to work with touchscreen controls.

Word comes from senior WOW producer John Lagrave, who spilled the beans at Blizzard HQ last week during an interview with Eurogamer. However, he also pointed out that making World of Warcraft playable on the iPhone is one of the main obstacles at the moment. Basically, Blizzard would not release an iPhone version of WOW unless it finds a way to adapt the game's interface to the handset's 3.5-inch touchscreen. Or in Lagrave's own words: "Maybe we'll stumble on the great way to put WOW on the phone - maybe we won't, but we're certainly looking into it."

So even though Blizzard is definitely interested in a mobile version of its popular MMORPG, perhaps it would be a good idea to wait until we hear an official confirmation before we start popping those champagne bottles. And since Blizzard loves taking its time when it comes to video game developing, we are pretty confident that a World of Warcraft for the iPhone will not launch in the near future, if it ever sees the light of day at all.

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14 Comments

1. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol... oh lord!

9. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy Note or Galaxy S3 with bluetooth optional, yes. Anything else. No. The only way this would work if you were a rogue from vanilla wow and you just needed to mash Sinister Strike and Eviscerate.

2. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Will never happen on Iphone 3.5 is too small to even hold the interface and even if it did you would never see the screen with all the buttons and meters on it might work ok with somthing like the AT&T Galaxy Note LTE but even on it's monster screen I think it would still be difficult to play enjoyably.

5. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I'm sure the game will be scaled down for mobile devices. I have Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Batman: Arkham City on my iPhone but they aren't exactly like the console versions. I'd imagine they'll have an enhanced version for iPad for the extra screen size. This can be done.

3. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Soooo, now people can be addicted on the go now? Wow! Video game rehab is about to get serious LOL.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Ipad? Yes on the iPhone? Hell no. Im sorry but even a 4.5 inch display is too small to play a game like that on.

12. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

yup,tablets might be suitable for gameplay

6. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

use a remote desktop app and play on either android or ipad? wouldnt that be better if ppl really wants to play warcraft?

10. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Onlive is already doing it, they just announced they have L.A. Noire with touchscreen controls

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I can see it on the ipad. On the iphone, I just dont see it happening unless they turn away from their icon based hotkey setup and completely revamp the controls to be gesture based or something of that nature.

8. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

World of Warcraft for iPhone? How about no.

11. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

No way in hell this would work on an iPhone. It might work on some of the larger Android phones, like L.A. Noire (using Onlive) for my Evo 3D works just fine, but not on a 2006 screen.

13. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 274; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

why not just make a collapsable keyboard made specifically for wow that integrates with the iphone through either bluetooth or the 30 pin connection

14. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

When I used to play wow my folder was almost 15 gigs. Good luck iphone users :)

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