According to earlier reports, it seems that Blizzard’s World of Warcraft active subscriber base has dropped again. This hardly comes as a surprise because not only is the game old, but also because of the lack of new content, gamers have probably stopped their subscription while they wait for the Warlords of Draenor expansion which is pegged for a release in November.
However will Warlords of Draenor be able to bring back subscribers to the game? Will Blizzard ever see a rise in subscription numbers again? While we suppose the expansion will probably get gamers excited and see old player reactivate their accounts, it seems that Blizzard isn’t too optimistic about the future of World of Warcraft.
According to the game’s Tom Chilton, he was quoted as saying that he does not know if World of Warcraft’s subscription base will ever grow again. “We really don’t know if it will grow again. 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.”
However Chilton adds that he believes that by providing free character level boosts to 90, it will encourage players who stopped several expansions ago to give the new expansion a try as it would undoubtedly save them a lot of time, but what do you guys think? Is Blizzard simply being realistic, or do you believe that World of Warcraft could one day recapture its glory days?