Blizzard will add many new options to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
character settings that include more skin tones and
face options allowing players to create a more ethnically diverse
hero’s. But why did it take 15 years?
According to an interview with Eurogamer, Blizzard did not have the time or resources to
One of the things that is the reality of video game production is that,
that we have to decide exactly where to spend our resources. We have time,
which we can spend on the characters, but we have to make a decision about
What we really didn’t want to do was just stick a new color on
skin and say Yes, done, we have variety.
Instead, we changed the faces of these characters to match
ethnos. It takes time, but we wanted to get it right. The most
the big challenge is to make them look organic in the game.
That it takes a lot of time and resources is certainly plausible, but
15 years is too long for such a large company.