The recently release highly acclaimed title from Blizzard; Diablo III has had massive success at launch. But as time passes by reports are suggesting that the player database of the game is rapidly shrinking.
Rumors started flowing in when someone posted a screenshot of Xfire showing the drop in player base, but this was quickly ignored by the users on Diablo III forum. Shortly after Xfire released official figures of the top games being accessed by players and it showed Diablo III numbers indeed falling down.
Even after the official data from Xfire, hardcore Blizzard fans still declined the fact, but now a third source has popped on the internet claiming that the player database is indeed falling down rapidly.
Korea Times reports that a research firm in the country known as Gametrics has concluded that only 13.39% of players from Diablo III occupy the country’s different internet cafes. Now both Gametrics and Xfire have reported that nearly 65% of Diablo III player database has fallen.
It isn’t hard to believe that the player database has fallen. A community manager on Diablo III forums admitted that the end game content of Diablo III was not enough to keep the players playing the game. Industry experts have already labeled end game content as ‘poor’.
Diablo III has continuously suffered from many issues. It is hard to believe that a studio that has a reputation of releasing perfect games is not paying attention to the demands of the players.
Numerous players have shown their frustration for the game mechanics and technical issues that still plague the game even after 2 months of its release. Even today, logging on to Diablo III and expecting a smooth play is a dream for a player.
Blizzard promised PVP content for the game which is still not available and the players who have finished the game have no more reason to play it.
If Blizzard continues to ignore its player database, soon the investors will have a lot of doubts in the company and it may lose a lot of shares in the market.