During the post-earnings conference call where Activision Blizzard unveiled Diablo III beta plans
, there was also discussion of World of Warcraft
subscription levels, noted by Kotaku
. Word is the MMORPG, which was announced to have more than 12 million subscribers in October 2010
, currently "only" has 11.4 million subscribers, which, after several hours of number crunching, the computer bank in the BlueTower says is a five percent drop off. Gamasutra
notes that Blizzard president Michael Morhaime spoke of addressing this: "We need to be faster at delivering content to players," he says. "And so that's one of the reasons that we're looking to decrease the amount of time in-between expansions."