Is World of Warcraft coming to the iPhone and iPad?

Is World of Warcraft coming to the iPhone and iPad?

World of Warcraft – the MMORPG that most young and grown gamers have prioritized over having a bath or changing an underwear, the bane of all mothers and girlfriends for the increase in their Meralco bill and less frequent dates, is now coming to the iPhone and the iPad. Well, that’s the plan as of the moment.

Senior WoW producer John Lagrave, explained that Blizzard is still determined to port the game to the iOS platform but also admitted that doing so is a very difficult feat.

“Here’s your platform, you’ve got to put an interface, what do you do? So, yes we have [looked into mobile] and we always are. Maybe we’ll stumble on the great way to put WOW on the phone – maybe we won’t, but we’re certainly looking into it.

However, it’s good to know that Blizzard will be putting their best efforts into it, not wanting to release a mobile version that no one will use.


“We won’t do it until we think it’s decent. But it’s interesting and the world is evolving towards that little handheld device – I’d have fun on it, that’s absolutely the case. It would be foolish for any game developer to not be looking at that and we’re not – we don’t think – we’re foolish!”

So when can we expect the iOS version of WoW?

When we have an epiphany, everyone will know,” Lagrave said. “But for now, no epiphany!

For our dear readers and gamers, do you think porting WoW to mobile devices is a good idea? With how fast mobile hardware is evolving, the idea seems plausible.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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22 Responses

  1. Bon says:

    Yes, it’s a good idea. But only if it’s done (ported) well.

  2. Fshumayrqan says:

    of course don’t worry and also costly, and exclusively for apple products only and maybe later android

  3. jdGONEMAD says:

    nice un. pwede naman sa ipad kung naliliitan sa iphone e.

  4. If this happens, it would revolutionize mobile gaming even more. More hardcore gamers will be confident and would demand even high quality graphics games. So far, it’s only Epic games who does that…

  5. DongDongWeng says:

    Beware PCs your days are numbered…i bet if it ever happens, android version will come out first…

  6. ty says:

    nice one! pero siguro dapat at least 4 inch yung cp mo, o kaya if may tablet ka mas maganda laruin don…

  7. showbiz says:

    It will work on iOS but it will be difficult if played on a small screen like iphone. Perhaps, ipad will do.

  8. blitzkrieg says:

    How is this a good idea? It’s an incredibly stupid idea, and Blizzard is clearly desperate to keep the Warcraft franchise afloat in the MMO market. How can even play an MMO without actual buttons? It’s pretty clear that NONE of you have even played World of Warcraft (or any MMORPG) faithfully. The first thing you learn in MMOs is the massive screen space required to slot your skills and items, and that’s not something you can do well on a screen that’s 4 inches big. It’s a novel idea, but certainly not a good one.

    Please stop saying it’s a good idea, because when you actually think about it (like, seriously, think about it), it’s a silly idea.

  9. Marc says:

    currently in the works maybe for the ipad 5-6-7 or iphone

  10. lol says:

    lol. android daw mauuna. gaya-gaya nga lang ng Instagram yun sa iOS. TH masyado kung android. Pwe

  11. fshumayrqan says:

    samsung galaxy s3 coming na next month and toshiba relased 13 inch tablet.

  12. Out of the Box says:


    Think out of the Box

  13. RedSimba says:

    iPad pwede pa but not iPhone

  14. Fshumayrqan says:

    walang imposible sa technology, not confirmed but they will consider it. Kong Android fan ka samsung galaxy s3 baka available na next month but sad, so sad, parating hull tayo in terms of technology. kong may pera ka save it for the third and last quarter of this year dahil jaw dropping ang mga darating.

  15. blitzkrieg says:

    @Out of the box

    It doesn’t mean that when you think outside the box, it’s going to be a good idea. /rolleyes

    Play an MMO first before you say that this is a good idea. No GAMER will say that this is awesome news. Only people who play Draw Something or Angry Birds will think that this is awesome.

  16. Louie says:

    I think this will work if the mobile device (e.g. tablet, I’m not sure with the smartphone) can replace the processing functionality of a PC, which will surely require a great deal of hardware. If technology CATCHES UP then we might see a tablet playing a (perfectly ported) WoW while hooked up to an HDTV, wireless keyboard and mouse. The tablet will just serve as a secondary display. Possibilities are endless. What do you guys think?

  17. fshumayrqan says:

    the new windows os will work both pc and tablets and coming third quarter of this year while mac os this coming july both mac and windows os work on either tablets or pc and the iPhone 5 second quarter coz they want to fuck up samsung galaxy s3 and s3 coming maybe next month

  18. lawrence says:

    of course, this is possible, but the product will be a “dumb-down” version of the game. Parang yung vesion ng SIMS sa mobile, lacking some features to be better optimized to touch input. Never can touchscreen devices emulate the real-pc experience, especially when it comes to gaming.

    PSone games pa nga lang di na ganun ka enjoy sa mobile, panu pa full-pc game that is dependent to keyboard and mouse??

  19. Nik says:

    WoW sucks, so screw it. Port Diablo 3 instead.

  20. tinikling says:

    hahaha..WoW ba?

  21. weebee says:

    as long as pwede ko kabit yung nostromo n52te ko o kaya g13 sa phone para sa macro, skills at key binds bakit hindi…

    otherwise pang chat at AH lang kalalabasan nyan

  22. fritz333 says:

    @ blitzkrieg

    i have been an MMO player ever since and yes i want a mobile version of WOW and yes i have been playing wow for a couple of years so dont tell me i dont know anything about MMO and i have played a BUNCH of MMO so yeah i dont think its a bad idea. it just means u cant adjust well to situations and and ur play surroundings. once u play it and get used to it i doubt u will say this things again =) playing a MMO in a small screen? BRING IT ON =D im all for it haha =)

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