In the latest beta build of Dragonflight, Blizzard added images that appear to be related to gamepad support. From there to say that World of Warcraft will be released soon on the Microsoft console, there is necessarily a step that we will avoid crossing a little too quickly.
In recent years, Blizzard has gradually improved the accessibility of World of Warcraft. Recently, this was the case with patch 9.2 where the developers deployed several new features including mouse spell shortcuts, improved controller support and the ability to enlarge the cursor.
With Dragonflight, the studio continues its momentum and the icons below, datamined by Icy-Veins, are perhaps a sign of a step forward towards official controller support, with icons typical of Playstation and Microsoft. In recent days, Blizzard has also added an Action Combat option to automatically target the enemy facing your character.
All this could facilitate the accessibility of the MMORPG to players who, for the moment, generally go through the ConsolePort addon.
While waiting to find out more, there is no doubt that speculation will be rife as to a possible release of WoW on console… And this all the more so since Microsoft will finalize the acquisition of Activision Blizzard in the first half of 2023, if as long as the regulatory authorities do not come to pull the rug out from under the feet of the two giants.