John Hight, Executive Producer of World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment, confirmed today that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is delayed until later in 2020. The expansion does not have a new release date at this time.
Bloomberg reports that Blizzard Entertainment employees are circulating a spreadsheet to anonymously share their salaries to draw attention to wage gaps at the company. The frustrations have grown as the Activision Blizzard continues to report record growth that has increased compensation for executives.
World of Warcraft executive producer John Hight and game director Ion Hazzikostas will discuss World of Warcraft: Shadowlands on Twitch and YouTube at 9 a.m. PDT on July 8. The event will provide more information on the expansion, which is expected to release this year.
Today, Blizzard Entertainment announced that BlizzCon will not be held in 2020 due to the logistical constraints of trying to run an event with the ongoing pandemic. Blizzard is currently discussing a replacement event sometime early in 2021.