Reporting their first quarter financial earnings in a webcast, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has all but confirmed that latest World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, will be out on store shelves by the end of the year.
Cataclysm was already said to be on track for release in the latter part of 2010 prior to this report; in addition, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaim went on record saying,
"Although an exact release date has not yet been announced, we are on track to launch the expansion by the end of the year.
"As with all Blizzard games though, we won't release until it's ready."
Keep that in mind, Blizzard is notorious for the quality of their releases. In fact, it took them more than 10 years to finally release StarCraft II.