Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Posted by Jim Thacker

Video: How Blizzard created the new Cataclysm intro

The making of video for Blizzard’s new cinematic for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has just been posted online. The 160-second video was unlocked as part of the developer’s Your Fortune Awaits promotion.

It’s aimed at a general audience, so don’t expect a lot of technical detail, but it’s still nice to see how the cinematic evolved from concept art and layout animation to finished, world-shaking effects.

Watch the original cinematic below: