We’ve played and spoken about World of Warcraft: Legion a couple of times already and one of the main takeaways is how good and welcoming the MMORPG now feels after a long drought of stale gameplay. From a peak of more than 12 million subscribers in 2010, last year saw WoW hit a low of 5.5 million. That was the last time developer Blizzard revealed subscriber numbers and decided to never report on these stats again.
Warcraft game designer Tom Chilton did an interview with Polish magazine Pixel that was translated and reported on the NeoGAF Forums. In it, Chilton reveals that Legion helped boost World of Warcraft to its former glory with current subscriber numbers of 10.1 million.
His full quote as translated:
“Currently, [our subscriber number] is around 10.1 million. You know, it’s difficult to say what the future will bring. We have an internal competitor, Overwatch, but it’s possible it’ll get even higher than 12 million. There are plenty of potential takers and there are over 100 million World of Warcraft accounts.”