Q1 Activision-Blizzard Conference Call Wrap-Up
by JR Cook - 9 years ago show comments
The Activision-Blizzard Q1 conference call is over, and the big news from it is that Warcraft is down some 200,000 subscribers to 7.6 million. While not a positive, it’s certainly more conservative than some predictions had been. Still, the real test will be in Q2, after some eight to nine months of Siege of Ogrimmar.
Unsurprisingly, no release date was given for Warlords of Draenor, nor was a date given for the start of the expansion’s alpha. At present, Warlords has over one million pre-orders.
Beyond World of Warcraft, all’s well. Diablo III and Hearthstone have both had very successful first quarters, and Heroes of the Storm testing has been “very positive”, according to Blizzard Co-founder Mike Morhaime. Starcraft was the only IP that failed to warrant a real mention. The expectation is that we’ll hear more about Legacy of the Void at BlizzCon 2014.
No mention was made of new IPs.
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Nah, it’s around, but there’s no arguing it’s the red headed stepchild of Blizzard’s library. They wanted a super high skill game, that’s what it is. Everything else is far more approachable.
Of course I was kind of joking. The truth is, I don’t think what else they could announce at Blizzcon if not the new SC2 expansion, however in this call, doesn’t seem to be mention at all.