World of Warcraft New Patch to Remove Support for PowerPC Macs

August 31, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

In a post on their forum recently, Blizzard have announced that the upcoming new patch for their hugely popular title World of Warcraft will remove support for PowerPC-based Mac machines, removing a portion of the game’s fanbase which according to Blizzard “represents a very small minority of users”.

Blizzard stated that they have been progressively downgrading the game’s hardware compatibility in relation to Macs ever since “the death of Leopard a year ago”, and this is just another move in this regard. The game started off as a pretty flexible and portable title, but ended up more and more demanding with each expansion pack which added new content to the game.

And in case you’re wondering – yes, the same goes for StarCraft 2 and the upcoming Diablo 3 – PowerPCs are a no-go for those titles as well. Oh well, we guess if it helps improve the game for the majority of players, we can’t really blame them.

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