World of Warcraft is one of the most popular titles in recent times, with the most recent World of Warcraft Classic release hitting lots of people right in their nostalgia. A request from the community that has been there for years, and Blizzard never addressed is controller support. Players just settled for third-party programs to make controllers work, but now they won't because Blizzard will finally add controller support with the title's upcoming expansion, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.
Community Manager Randy “Kaivax” Jordan responded to a fan's question regarding the subject on the title's forums, and revealed the development team will add controller support alongside the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. The purpose of it is to make the title more accessible to players, and he discussed the studio's attempt to "add some support for keybinds, camera, and turning a character on controllers."
For a long time, we’ve seen a small number of players turn to 3rd party addons, such as Console Port, in order to work through certain accessibility issues.
We always want to make WoW more widely accessible, if possible, so in Shadowlands, we’re attempting to add some support for keybinds, camera, and turning a character on controllers such as the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands still doesn't have a confirmed release date as of the time of writing, but it is expected to come out later this year. We will definitely receive more information on the controller support feature, alongside any new features added with the expansion over the upcoming period leading up to its release.
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