Shared data show that the number of Blizzard players has dropped significantly over the past three years. He was not surprised after major breakups.
According to the latest data shared, the company has lost 29 percent of its player base in the last three years. Activision Blizzard confirmed on Tuesday that it had 27 million active users in the first quarter of 2021. Looking at the past years, we see that this year, a significant portion of its players have been lost. The number of Blizzard players was well over 30 million in recent years.
The number of Blizzard players has declined considerably in recent years
By Massively Overpowered As shown, the number of Blizzard players reached up to 38 million in early 2018. However, it decreased slightly each year to 27 million in the first quarter of 2021. This is the company’s significant number of players reveals what he lost.
The company’s past monthly active player numbers are as follows:
(Q1 2018: 1st quarter of 2018)
- Q1 2018: 38 million
- Q2 2018: 37 million
- Q3 2018: 37 million
- Q4 2018: 35 million
- Q1 2019: 32 million
- Q2 2019: 32 million
- Q3 2019: 33 million
- Q4 2019: 32 million
- Q1 2020: 32 million
- Q2 2020: 32 million
- Q3 2020: 30 million
- Q4 2020: 29 million
- Q1 2021: 27 million
Of course, it should be taken into account that the company has not published a full game for five years. However, there are also many projects it has been developing for the last few years. In fact, it is said that more games are currently under development within the company than at any point in its 30-year history.
Also, recent years have been a complete defoliation for Blizzard. Many important names parted ways with the company, including two of the company’s three founding partners. The most recent example of this was the announcement of Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan leaving the company. This is also of great importance to the number of Blizzard players.
The company is recently preparing to release World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ first major content update, Chains of Domination and WoW Burning Crusade Classic. In addition, the company said at the meeting held on Tuesday that the mobile game Diablo Immortal has “entered the second phase of testing and is on track for a global release later this year”.
Let’s also make a quick reminder for fans who are waiting for Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. Unfortunately, the two games will not be released before 2022. You can also express your opinions in the comments.