- Aug 23, 2020
Blizzard is in deep shit right now but I think this 'leak' is just some disgruntled fan compounding onto the already sorry state of things to make shit feel worse than they already are. WoW is still an incredibly popular game that still prints tons of revenue for ActiBlizz, and while PR isn't exactly on their side at the moment, I don't think their offices are on fire. Like, come on. Feeling threatened by FFXIV? It's a wonderful MMO, but it's not the WoW killer people think it is, and it most likely never will be.
It might well be fake, but there was another leak a while back that was mostly proven which mentioned that talking about FFXIV at the office was banned.
It's well and good to say WoW prints money but they need to be showing that it's generating more revenue each quarter, not less.
There won't be a major WoW patch until Jan/Feb. Endwalker comes out in November (I think) and Blizzard's earning report will be at the end of the year. What we'll see is a possible all time high for FF and an all time low for WoW with a mediocre patch on its last legs.
It makes sense to me that the team would be concerned.