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Blizzard is planning on World of Warcraft still being around in 2024

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This year is the 10th anniversary of era-defining MMO World of Warcraft. And according to publisher Blizzard, the game has at least another decade in the tank.

"I definitely can't tell you what our 20th anniversary is going to be. I can tell you there is definitely going to be one," said lead designer Ion Hazzikostas in an interview with CNET. "I have no doubt saying that. We're definitely planning into the future, talking about what the next expansion is going to be, and what the one after that is going to be, just in terms of big picture storylines, how can we start setting things up now, where do we want the game to go. Ultimately it's all one step at a time."

World of Warcraft's fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor is released on Nov. 13. Although the game's subscriber numbers have seen an overall decline since its 12 million height in 2010, the company recently said it had seen a jump in players, in anticipation of the expansion's arrival, to around 7.4 million.