The Blizzard event will take place in the hall 5 in the Porte de Versailles Exposition C and has two levels dedicated to everything Blizzard. Many fans packed into the c when the event started on the 9th of April at 9:00 a.m. hoping to have a go playing Starcraft II and the Lich King expansion. Apart from massive areas dedicated to WOW WoTLK Classic Gold the games, there's also an area for gaming that is dedicated to the most recent WOW expansion called The Burning Crusade. Additionally, there are two stages dedicated to tournaments that are competitive and an official Blizzard store where players can purchase everything Blizzard.
Naturally, the main announcement of the day is the launch to launch World of Warcraft, and P2Pah was present during Expo C. Expo C for it. You can view the archives of the live minute-tominute report on the show below.
(UPDATE) Since the initial presentation, Blizzard has confirmed that World of Warcraft is being created to run on PC or Mac only "for currently," with the aim of having it play across a wide range of platforms, not just the most expensive hardware. If asked about an announcement date the only thing anyone from Blizzard will answer is "When it's finished."
World of Warcraft has been developing for nearly four years and is backed by a group of 50-55 gamers who are committed to it as per Jay Wilson, the game's chief designer. The game is set to offer drop-in/drop-out co-op gaming on Battle.net throughout. While it is possible to play by yourself and players will be able to invite friends at any time.
While the game is not yet classified, Blizzard confirmed to P2Pah that it will stay faithful to its M-rated heritage. The company is hoping for the game to receive an ESRB M rating, as well as PEGI 16+ in Europe. For more details on the game as well as details in the current World of Warcraft gameplay-design session Check out the newly published first glimpse for the game.
The weekend of July 27-28. Blizzard Entertainment will be organizing the first of buy WoTLK Classic Gold two conventions for 2008 and the second as an all-owned affiliate from Vivendi Games. It will take place within Paris, France, the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational 2008 will be the first of this type in Europe and will feature an array of convention standards including competitions, tournaments music, as well as panels for developers.