At an event that was supposed to revolve around World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion, Mists of Pandaria, Blizzard producer John Lagrave revealed that the studio is flirting with the idea of taking the still-popular MMO to iPhone. "We won't do it until we think it's decent," Lagrave told Eurogamer in an interview. "But it's interesting and the world is evolving towards that little handheld device." He added that Blizzard would be foolish not to consider a port.

Lagrave pointed out a few key reasons why we haven't seen WOW mobile yet, the main one being that it doesn't have a good idea for it at the moment. As far as fundamental problems are concerned, that strikes us as a pretty big one. Still, it's nice to know that Blizzard is thinking about us phone-shackled folk. If this ever happens, hopefully Blizzard sticks to its guns and offers up with something much more clever than these guys, who put the entire game on iOS via Vollee.

[via Eurogamer]

  • Adams Immersive

    I have the good idea all ready and waiting... iPad!

  • mclifford82

    This would be incredibly difficult to pull off successfully.  And I'm okay with that, it really should be played on a computer.

  • Linuxuser1

    I want Diablo 3 for iPad :).

  • Max Howell

    Surely iPad and not iPhone!

  •é-Weiß/100000535903338 André Weiß

    I don't buy it! I think Blizzard would not tease an idea without already working on the so-called 'epiphany'

    Sure, the full game might be too complex for the iPhone and even iPad screen size..
    But why not make the upcoming turn-based, Pokemon-inspired pet battles they are talking about for the Pandaria expansion available for iOS?
    There were thousands (okay.. Americans) buying the fake Pokemon game, so I think there is an interest in this kind of game. But Nintendo won't release games on a non-Nintendo plattform, any time soon.
    So why not do it the WoW way??



  • JCat_NY

    WOW on iPad 2/New?  I would renew membership without hesitation. 

  • theundertow

    Never played WOW but would on the iPad!

    iPad NU WOW...Wow (or as Joey would say - "Woah")!

  • Brandon B

    What I read out of this is that it would be a port into its own game not expanding the User Interface for the current game to support mobile devices. The idea would have to be engaging enough to draw people into a mobile version of the game with presumably simplified core skills and not all of the complexity.
    The challenge with any port over from the original will be getting the players willing to leave one game to play the other in enough volumes to be sustainable without the bad reviews from the folks unwilling to lose all the efforts they dumped into the PC version.