Blizzard admits World of Warcraft has lost gamers to Star Wars: The Old Republic
World Of Warcraft senior producer John Lagrave has conceded that they have seen a dip in subscribers due to the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic.
He also admitted that plenty of the guys on the team are playing SWTOR including himself. In the last three months WOW has seen a steady drop in subs from 11.1 million to 10.3 million.
Lagrave said, "We certainly do look at [where WoW players go], and we have a very smart bunch of guys who do our analytics for us. Of course people are trying Star Wars - our development team are trying Star Wars! I'm one of the few people who's still playing it actually, but yeah we've seen a dip in subs."
He continued, "It certainly has to at least be attributable to The Old Republic - it's also attributable to people who want to wait and get Mists of Pandaria [WoW expansion pack due for release later this year], so it's not surprising."
Mists Of Pandaria, the next expansion for World Of Warcraft could be out by the end of the year with Blizzard stating recently that they hoped to release two titles out of this, Diablo III and Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm out in 2012.