World Of Warcraft is dying! OK, maybe not.
Looking back a few months, I’m sure you can remember all the forum posts and all the articles of people going crazy about WoW reporting yet another dip in subscribers.
People saw the beginning of the end! The new age of Star Wars: The Old Republic was upon us and WoW was showing its age, but its seems previous estimates have been crushed with the latest numbers announced by Activision Blizzard.
The number of subscribers to WoW has remained steady at 10.2million people, the same numbers previously released in February.
This period of time is historically known as the hardest time to keep players subscribed: the time that the expansion draws to a close as players have consumed all content available until the release of the Mists Of Pandaria.
These are promising numbers for Blizzard as they manage to hold their ground despite the release of big MMO titles such as SWTOR and TERA.
The annual pass has them a confirmed 1.2 million players subscriber for at least another year and is most likely the reason for WoW‘s steady figures.
The sticky part of the year is ahead for Blizzard, as the expansion comes to a close and people get fed up waiting on MoP. Over the next few months, expect to see another dip of players as they run out of content and simply stop playing the game.
With Guild Wars 2 on the horizon and betas in full swing, WoW could easily take more casualties before they even announce that date that MoP is set to drop.