Forget World of Warcraft, Here's World of Fight

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World of Warcraft is one of the most popular games in the world, boasting over 11,5 million paying subscribers each month. The extremely successful MMORPG has captured the imagination of players across the world and has brought its parent company, Activision Blizzard, a big amount of money.

One of the biggest user bases for the online game is in China, so the right to distribute and operate the network in the big Asian country is a very sought after thing. Now, after a long partnership with The9, Activision Blizzard announced a few days ago that it had signed a contract with NetEase and that the company would handle everything WoW related starting from June, when the previous deal with The9 would expire.

Of course, the old company can't be very happy with this, and has now released a new site, called WoFChina, similar to the official WoWChina, in which it teases about a new game that it will release soon. The similarities with WoW can be easily observed, from the font to the whole layout. What differs though is the background image, which, as some fans have noticed, seems very similar to the Chaos Gate from Mythic's Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning MMORPG.

After a bit of digging, you can see that the publisher of Warhammer Online, Electornic Arts, also has quite a few shares in the Chinese company, making the possibility of The9 announcing the fact that it has gained control of Mythic's MMORPG very interesting. Even though the company is quite big, it certainly doesn't have the resources to create another title just like WoW, so in an effort to make fans migrate from Blizzard's game to Mythic's, a rebranding wasn't out of the question.

Sadly The9 hasn't replied to any request for comment, leaving a lot of WoW and Warhammer Online fans wondering just what the Chinese company is preparing for MMORPG enthusiasts. Stay tuned for more details about this new World of Fight.

By Andrei Dobra, Games Editor at :


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