As the release date for the next World of Warcraft expansion approaches, Blizzard reports further shedding of subscribers from 10.2 million in May to 9.1 million as of August 2.
Meanwhile, a World of Warcraft movie is still in the pipeline from Legendary Entertainment.
I have been following the development of the World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria expansion via MMO Champion for some months. Some critics feel that adding Kung-Fu Pandas as a playable race somehow makes the game less serious. Considering that one of the playable characters is already a giant bipedal race of cows and another is a race of goats from outer space, it’s hard for me to get worked up about how Pandas somehow take away from the realism of the game.
At any rate, Blizzard is clearly putting a lot of effort into this one and we shall see if they win back any of their wayward subscriber base.