Forums - Gaming Discussion - How come World of Warcraft was never released on consoles?

I find it really strange. I remember there were many rumors about an Xbox360 version back in the day but nothing happened. Blizzard released Diablo 3 and Overwatch on consoles, so do you think there is still a chance for WoW?



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Same reason why they didn't release Hearthstone on consoles.



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Because Blizzard was too busy counting dem moneyz to make a port. When they were finally done with that, nobody cared anymore.



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vivster said:
Same reason why they didn't release Hearthstone on consoles.

Wasn't there a rumor before E3 about Hearthstone coming on consoles? I would't be surprised if it was announced at BlizzCom.



Not really possible, too many buttons required. Some classes used to require 50+ keybinds + macros for pvp so yeah



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I played WoW for several years.
I don't think there is enough console buttons to map every action/ability.
Could work with a keyboard addon but then you'd need a mouse for the other hand and by that stage you might as well play on PC.



Yeah, they could have ported it to PS3 at least, with something on the front saying "USB keyboard & mouse required," but porting and crossplay would be work. X360 would have been easier to port to, but I don't think they used standard ports for controllers, so special K&M or adapters would be required.



Nettles said:
I played WoW for several years.
I don't think there is enough console buttons to map every action/ability.
Could work with a keyboard addon but then you'd need a mouse for the other hand and by that stage you might as well play on PC.

I played too WoW for 2 years. Yeah the controls would be a big problem but i can't believe that's the reason why they never ported the game.



Games like World of Warcraft don't work on home consoles imo.



Bigger question would be, why is Star Wars The Old Republic not on current gen consoles.

I don't care at all about MMORPGs btw.