Blizzard Claims It Does Not Expect World Of Warcraft Subscriptions To Grow Again

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 12:45 PM
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Blizzard has declared that it doesn’t expected the World of Warcraft subscriptions to grow again following the drop-off over the past few months. More than 800,000 players have upped and left World of Warcraft within the last 3 months alone, but Blizzard has admitted it isn’t guaranteed these players will be back again.

The new Warlords of Draenor expansion is arriving later this year, and Blizzard is hoping that the subscriber numbers spike once more with its arrival, with the new content raising the level cap to 100 and offering a whole host of new content in the Orcish lands.

We really don’t know if it will grow again,” said lead game designer Tom Chilton. “It is possible, but I wouldn’t say it’s something that we expect. Our goal is to make the most compelling content we can.

It’s a frank admission from Chilton, who goes on to explain that with every expansion that gets released, another barrier is put up for new or returning players to overcome before getting involved. To help with this Blizzard has added the option to jump straight to level 90 so they can get right to the new content added in the Warlords of Draenor expansion. Do you think World of Warcraft has had its day, or will new players flood in with the Warlords of Draenor expansion? Are the current long-term subscribers there for good, or do you expect subscriber numbers to keep dropping? Let us know!

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21:14 Aug-20-2014

Even if WoW just stays where it is itll be fine, people like to say WoW is dying but they seem to forget any other mmo would give anything to have half the subs

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19:52 Aug-20-2014

i also invested more than a year into Wow, its good, its the best da*n thing here. i loved it. but i think blizz is going to stop it now....
This game is now 10 years old....
its sad :(

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19:05 Aug-20-2014

Its a good game but they cant keep these expansions up forever

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14:37 Aug-20-2014

WoD looks pretty good actually. I think the number of subscribers will slightly grow.

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13:57 Aug-20-2014

Wait didn't they say not a long time ago "Hah, like we care about them leaving, we know what happened with Cata, they all came back and we got even more subscribers than we had!" :S

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12:58 Aug-20-2014

This is Blizzard's way of saying 'good bye' to WoW :D

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12:50 Aug-20-2014

This game has been around for long enough already.

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