Activision made an announcement today that is poised to rock the gaming world. It is going to revolutionize MMOs and outdo all other gaming mashups with Call of Duty: Warcraft. It has been revealed that, for the last six months, Treyarch and Blizzard have been secretly working together on a game the elements of two of gaming’s most beloved franchises. I guess everyone decided it was time for a gritty, realistic, fantasy FPS with magic bullets.
GamerTell was able to ask Aaron Firstly, newly hired Creative Design Director and Producer of Call of Duty: Warcraft, a few questions about the game. Naturally, we had to know, why combine two of the greatest games of all kind.
“It’s simple.” Firstly said. “Activision loves money. Call of Duty and World of Warcraft have been our bread and better for years. It’s only natural to want to combine the two into one seamless experience, hence Call of Duty: Warcraft. Besides, you see that new Lamborghini Veneno? We’ve got to seriously kick it up a notch if the CEO is going to pay his off.”
I went on to ask how Call of Duty: Warcraft would play. “It’s a FPS MMO, definitely. We aren’t going to pass up on the chance to go microtransition crazy! Call of Duty players took it well when we eased that concept into Black Ops II with customizeable crosshairs and armors, so we’re getting all up in that with Call of Duty: Warcraft. People will have to pay $49.99 for the base game, $9.99 per month subscription, $4.99 if they don’t want to use a human character to pay for a “vanity” race, $5.99 per character slot if they decide one isn’t enough, $0.99 to refill their energy if they run out of their hourly allotment and ‘legendary’ equipment will run between $2.99 and $9.99 per piece.”
Firstly seemed to say more, but a laughing and drooling fit rendered him unintelligible, so I gave him a moment to collect his thoughts.
When asked if Activision has any other great mashups planned, Firstly winked. “Oh, we can’t let you know all our secrets yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Call of Duty: Warcraft started feeling a bit ‘Skyland-y’ around Christmas!”
Call of Duty: Warcraft will begin beta testing for Windows gamers on April 1, 2013 at 8pm PST. The final Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, PS3 and Xbox 360 build will ship on August 1, 2013. The PS4 and Xbox 720 versions will be ready by Q4 2013.
Editor’s Note: “In case you were thinking this news sounds too amazing/unusual/weird to be true, you’re right! Happy April Fools!”