In the aftermath of World of Warcraft's
latest subscriber number downturn, Blizzard
game designer Tom Chilton
says he's unsure if the fantasy MMORPG will rebound like it has in the past. "We really don't know if it will grow again," he said, according to MCVUK. "It is possible, but I wouldn't say it's something that we expect. Our goal is to make the most compelling content we can."
Chilton also touched on Blizzard's decision to provide a level 90 character with its Warlords of Draenor
expansion. "By building expansions, you are effectively building up barriers to people coming back. But by including the level 90 character with this expansion, it gives people the opportunity to jump right into the new content," he said.