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"World of Warcraft" (WoW), one of the world's online games, has reported big in its subscriber base. Over 600,000 players have left the game in the three months. The has seen almost two million subscriptions ended in 2013. At the start of the year, Activision Blizzard, owners of the game, a healthy 9.6 million subscribers. That is now 7.7 million. Despite the huge decline, it is still easily the world's most popular multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Analysts are saying the is due to competition from hugely popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games like "League of Legends," which has 12 million active players.

Despite the in the fortunes of WoW, Activision is pushing ahead to provide the company with greater . Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, is an $8.2billion buyout to be the majority once again. He wants to buy 429 million of the company's shares back from French telecoms and entertainment Vivendi. The French company currently holds a 61 per cent stake in Activision, which would fall to just 12 per cent if the is successful. Mr Kotick, who has been Activision CEO since 1991, is a believer in the future of online subscriptions. He the success of WoW and another Activision hit, "Call Of Duty".

 


 
 
 

 

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