Another sign of the slow and steady decline of the MMO? For the first time in a long time Blizzard will not report to the public the number of subscribers in World of Warcraft. The announcement comes as a shock to public who expects to be updated on the amount of people in the World but since the numbers have been declining to about 6 million users in the latest report.
“There are other metrics that are better indicators of the overall Blizzard business performance.” said Blizzard in their quarterly report.
The titan of MMO’s has evolved over the years and used different models such as free to play options in the game and different microtransactions so maybe subscribers is not the best metric to measure the games health.
You can read the initial report on GameSpot here.