Factors for Diablo 3 player decline
Things have not gone smoothly for Blizzard since they launched Diablo 3, which came as a surprise to us all considering how long the game was in development and the respect we have had for the developer over the years. A recent report has come to light that shows that the player decline with the game has been shocking, but there are so many other factors that need to be taken into consideration before we begin to say that Diablo 3 is a failure – when clearly it still has so much to give.
Its been reported that the player base for Blizzard’s latest title has dropped by more than 50 percent of what it was at launch, and while we’re being told that the cause of the decline is due to the recent issues with the game, there’s more to it than that. Firstly it’s nothing new that the player base of a game drops shortly after its release. With most games there’s an air of excitement and you just need to play it once released, but after you have got used to it you then start to move onto another game that you can play against friends or other fans of the game you’re currently enjoying.
We should also consider another factor before we say that Diablo 3 is a fail, and that is the fact that since Diablo 2 was released in 2000 the gaming industry has changed with many more games now on offer to tempt you. Then there’s the fact that we always have an urge to play the next big thing, along with the fact that some gamers are now finding it much harder to complete a new game before they move onto the next title.
Having said that, it’s still hard to argue that the server issues and having to connect to the Internet to play the game has not had some sort of effect. There’s also the fact that many fans have said that while Diablo 3 is better than the first game, it doesn’t come close to Diablo 2.
Why do you think there has been a player decline, could it be because of those issues or just a simple fact that gamers lose a certain amount of interest after a few weeks?