NetEase to Launch Next “WoW” Expansion Mid-July

NetEase (Nasdaq:NTES) has confirmed that it has received permission to operate "Cataclysm," the third expansion of its licensed 3D MMORPG World of Warcraft, from the General Administration of Press and Publication of China (GAPP), Sina reported June 17. The company plans to start allowing downloads of the expansion soon and will commence operations in mid-July, the report said.

The expansion was given the Ministry of Culture's all-clear in early June.