Posted on December 12, 2007, Shawn Sines World of Warcraft Announces Russian Version
Blizzard has announced it widely popular World of Warcraft MMO will be full localized in Russia for release in 2008. The Russian language version is the fifth European language translation of the game, already available in English, French, German and Spanish.
“Considering the scale and enthusiasm of the Russian community, we recognized that offering a dedicated Russian-language version of World of Warcraft was the next important step for the game in Europe,” said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to providing an even more accessible gameplay experience to current and future players.”
Details on language pack downloads and migration plans for existing Russian players will be made available closer to launch.
Russian speaking support teams are assembling at Blizzard’s offices in Ireland and France. Blizzard will be providing full in-game support, offline technical and customer support, localization and quality assurance, community relations, and creation and maintenance of a new official Russian World of Warcraft website. Blizzard is hiring to fill many of these new positions. People interested in careers with Blizzard Europe, including positions on the Russian team, can visit http://www.blizzard.co.uk/jobopp for more details.