World of Warcraft is the most successful MMORPG of all time, and perhaps the most successful game of all time. However, with that being said, all great things must come to an end, and WoW is certainly starting to trend in that direction. According to a press release from Activision-Blizzard, WoW is down to 8 million subscribers, and has lost 1.3 million between the months of February and May.
Of course, WoW is still going to be around for a good long while. After all, 8 million subscribers is still far and beyond what any other MMO can do right now. When you consider though the fact that in 2010 WoW had 12 million subscribers, it’s not hard to draw the conclusion that WoW’s best days are now behind it.
At this point, what can Blizzard do to quit hemorrhaging players? Really, about all they can do is add another expansion, though when you consider the fact that the game is 8 years old there’s only going to be so much that they can do before even Blizzard decides to start pulling resources from WoW development. Rest assured, though, the WoW cow has not been milked dry yet. It’s still got lots of life in it.