In a year, WoW will come of age, meanwhile …

World of Warcraft premiered exactly 17 years ago 

On Tuesday, November 23, 2004, World of Warcraft made its market debut, although we had to wait almost three months for it to premiere in Europe. It was worth it because the MMORPG was close to perfect. Reviewers were in awe of this game and virtually every aspect of it, and players flocked from all directions to form one of the largest communities in the world of electronic entertainment over time.

World of Warcraft was the top-selling computer game of 2005. And in 2006 too. In the following years, sales were also good, which led to another great result: in 2008, WoW broke the barrier of 10 million subscribers in the world, and two years later peaked at 12 million subscribers. There are currently fewer than 5 million people playing Blizzard’s hit , which may well be off the record, but still a stunning result considering we’re talking about seventeen years of production. 

Blizzard May Keep Interest

Blizzard, however, does a lot to ensure that players stay in the world of their game. The main method is to issue renewals regularly. Suffice it to say that over these seventeen years, 8 huge additions have appeared in World of Warcraft: the first (The Burning Crusade) debuted in January 2007, and the last (Shadowlands) exactly a year ago. The game world is still evolving, and he has to discover new secrets. 

It is possible that Blizzard’s next step will be the release of World of Wacraft on consoles . This has been rumored for a long time, and according to the latest announcements, we will see such announcements during The Game Awards gala in December 2021. 

Are you still playing World of Warcraft? Have you ever played or played?

Source: Blizzard, own information