Blizzard explained why it took 15 years to the addition of new ethnic groups in World of Warcraft

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.

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