An Xbox 360 version of World of Warcraft is not in development according to Blizzard COO Paul Sams. "We do not have any plans to take WoW to Xbox 360," says Sams. The reasoning behind not bringing the game to the console is that when PC games are ported to other platforms, the process often compromises the game. Sams claims Blizzard is not interested in doing that with World of Warcraft.
A second reason for not porting the game is Microsoft's use of Xbox Live. According to Sams, Xbox Live is "too protected from outside influences, so play between 360 and PC owners would be difficult. Without overcoming that issue a 360 version is not going to be considered."
This may leave many fans to wonder if World of Warcraft will ever be seen on a console in any variation. Sams had this to say on the subject; "I wouldn't say we have no console plans. Nothing is in place at the moment, but we may be looking at something along those lines in the future."