Swarms of WoW haters inexplicably refer to it as the final nail in Blizzard's coffin
By Liam Gilroy on August 6, 2014 at 5:11 pm
Subscriptions to World of Warcraft continue to drop, with Activision reporting that the player-base stands at 6.8 million as of June 30th. Activision Blizzard reported 7.6 million subscribers during its first quarter financial report back in May, which makes this a drop of 800,000 subscribers in 3 months.
As VG247 reports, the figures were revealed in the latest financial results, which Activision described as similar to the seasonal decline of 2012′s second quarter, when Mists of Pandaria was about to come out.
The next World of Warcraft expansion – Warlords of Draenor – will have its release date revealed on Friday, August 15th AEST, along with the premiere of the Warlords of Draenor cinematic. What with the expansion already having over a million pre-orders, Activision Blizzard probably aren’t too bothered by the decline in subscribers yet.