Kürzlich teilte Blizzard erst das Erreichen der 4 Millionen Grenze mit. Nun wurde ein weiterer Schritt in Richtung Weltherrschaft gemacht und die 5 Millionen Marke, laut Blizzard, geknackt. Die Ankündigung (siehe unten) lässt auch vermuten, dass die Warcraft Macher so schnell nicht müde werden und mit dem Addon "World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade" noch ein dickes Ass im Ärmel haben."World of Warcraft's growth continues to exceed all our expectations," said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We want to reiterate our thanks to the millions of players worldwide and to all the retailers who have enthusiastically supported the game over the past year. Our commitment to continue growing World of Warcraft is stronger than ever, with development on future content patches and on our 2006 expansion, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, well underway. We look forward to offering even more content for current customers in the months ahead and welcoming new players into the world this holiday season."
With a strong presence across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, World of Warcraft has quickly become the world's most popular MMORPG. Most recently, the game was launched in the regions of Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong on Nov. 8, 2005.
As World of Warcraft's population grows, Blizzard continues to support the game with additional content through regular patches and a planned expansion pack, set to release in 2006. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade will add new lands, quests, monsters, magic items, spells and abilities, two new player races, a new player profession, 10 new levels of power for players to achieve, and much more. Additional information on the expansion and the game's regular content updates can be found at the official World of Warcraft Web site."