All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now.
That breaks the record for biggest launch day for any PC game, beating out the 3.5 million copies Blizzard’s own Diablo III managed back in 2012. World of Warcraft has been gaining players this year as bored social distancers looked for a virtual world to escape to.
Blizzard stopped reporting subscription numbers for World of Warcraft in 2015, so it can be hard to know how well the aging MMO is doing. World of Warcraft debuted all the way back in 2004. But today’s news shows that the game is doing just fine, thank you.
Shadowlands is World of Warcraft’s eighth expansion. It has players traveling to the afterlife, and it introduces new features like Torghast, a roguelike-inspired romp through a monster-filled tower.
Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.
The MMO genre doesn’t get much attention these days outside of its fans. But these games can still do big business, and World of Warcraft is still the MMO king.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties