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An expansion is additional software (usually made available for retail sale) that adds new content and features to a game.

The content of an expansion is usually not available to anyone who does not own the expansion. Most expansions will not install or run as stand-alone products.

For example, the Frozen Throne expansion for Warcraft III added new campaigns, units, maps, and other content to the game.

Timeframe Edit

It was stated on an interview before the first expansion (possibly by Rob Pardo) that "We have made concepts for this expansion, and we already have enough ideas for 5-6 more".

Blizzard has stated it plans to release one expansion per year for World of Warcraft. Yet development of new expansions does seem to take significantly longer.

There is an entry for popular ideas about future expansions.

See also Edit

WC2BnE logo 16x42 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness expansions
WC3RoC logo 16x32 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos expansions
WoW Icon 16x16 World of Warcraft expansions
Icon-hearthstone-22x22 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft expansions
  • Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas
  • Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes
  • Hearthstone: Black Rock Mountain
Heroes of the Storm-noglow-logo-200x70 Heroes of the Storm expansions
  • Expansion 1 (NYI)

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