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World of Warcraft free-to-play not moving past level 20

Blizzard has no plans to update the free-to-play cap with further expansions

Blizzard Entertainment has told CVG that it will not be raising the free-to-play cap of level 20 for World of Warcraft. The game has seen a decline in subscribers down to around 9 million currently. Despite this, lead game producer John Lagrave said that the free-to-play is staying where it currently is.

"We looked at whether Level 20 would give you a good sense of what our game is, and we think it does. We've definitely slid some of the pay-for features into the first 20 Levels," said Lagrave when asked about raising the free-to-play cap.

"But there's also a lot of things in the game that are special that we want to reserve for our paying customers."

The company is releasing its new Mists of Pandaria expansion on September 15, 2012.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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