Quote of the Day – The WoW Legion Cinematic

The full cinematic is being actively worked on, but it isn’t quite complete yet.

Tom Chilton and Ion Hazzikostas in an interview with Icy Veins

I hope that isn’t actually a direct quote in the context it was given.

There is a summary of an interview with Tom Chilton and Ion Hazzikostas over at Icy Veins that provides a great set of follow up details to Thursday’s WoW Legion announcement.  And yes, in the absence of a decent acronym, I have decided to refer to it as WoW Legion, since Legion alone lacks context to my mind.  So it shall be called and tagged here at TAGN.

Single word expansion title? Really stretching so far!

Pretty much says WoW Legion right there

If you are at all interested in the expansion you should go read the resulting post over at Icy Veins.  Here, I will link it again.  It is worth the effort.

As good at is it is however, once we get down to what I consider the real question of the hour, a ship date, the response was that no date had been set yet, followed up by the quote at the top of the post.

My hope is that this was poor editing on the part of Icy Veins, somebody throwing that line in there since it didn’t fit anywhere else, because if somebody at Blizzard thinks “no date set, but we’re working on the cinematic!” is the answer to a question anybody is asking, then there is a serious detachment from reality going on.

The cinematic for expansions is nifty.  We’ll watch it over and over.  People will analyze it frame by frame for predictions as to what it means for the lore.  But it isn’t the expansion.  It is fluff, a garnish, some frosting in the shape of a pretty rose on the cake.  We all dig it.  But “When will we get the cinematic?” isn’t likely to be a question on the top of many minds at this point.


2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – The WoW Legion Cinematic

  1. Jarhead

    More like “Why did you rush an announcement at GamesCon when the cinematic isn’t even ready yet? Does this hint at deeper problems within the WOW development process or just at a marketing team keen to distract investors from the worst two quarterly results in the franchises history?”


  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Jarhead – I am not sure when the cinematic traditionally shows up during the whole build-up to launch cycle. No doubt a sign of my not caring.

    But last time around Warlords of Draenor was announced at BlizzCon in November 2013 and we didn’t get the cinematic (or the actual launch date) until August 14, 2014. (And that launch date was November 13, 2014, so basically cinematic released 3 months before launch.)

    So does the cinematic almost being done mean they are closer to release?

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