The last financial results of Activision Blizzard have revealed a steady loss of players. Well two million people they have abandoned the games of the software house in just three months.
As noted by MassivelyOP, Blizzard's monthly active users fell from 29 million in February to 27. It is also noted that this is a constant trend for Blizzard, which has lost 11 million players over the past three years, a 29% drop in players across all. the titles.
At the same time it cannot be said that it is a difficulty. Revenue increased 7% year-on-year, driven by the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Hearthstone's latest expansion, Forged in the Savannahs, also performed well, and the company thinks it can outperform the previous one. Overwatch, at the same time, has gained 10 million new players even if the title has essentially been abandoned for months.
Blizzard fans seem to be consolidating around the major releases, but it's also been a while since the studio launched a great new game. If we exclude the remasters and nostalgic throwbacks like WoW Classic, it is from Overwatch that an original title is not released, five years, and at the same time other Blizzard cornerstones such as Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 or the more unfortunate Heroes of the Storm have been practically abandoned, exactly like the latest arrival.
Hopefully, Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 won't disappoint.