German entertainment site Gamona landed an interview with World of Warcraft Game Director Tom Chilton
at Gamescom 2010. They cover a myriad of topics including Tol Barad, guild leveling, the state of the various classes in the Cataclysm
beta and the reasoning behind Facebook integration into their games. But perhaps the most interesting piece of data is that according to Tom Chilton, Cataclysm
needs "a couple more months" of work. While that might seem terribly obvious to some, it's the closest thing to an official timetable we've heard from Blizzard or a Blizzard employee beyond the aim for releasing in 2010.
A "couple more months" would set the launch firmly after BlizzCon
and leaning closer to the holiday season. Mike Morhaime recently confirmed that the expansion was still on track for a 2010 release
, so we're most likely looking at a November or December launch. I, for one, look forward to another middle-of-winter midnight release.
Head on over to Gamona.de for the full video interview