The overall picture is that Activision Blizzard posted better-than-expected earnings numbers for the WoTLK Gold quarter. The revenue was $658 million as compared to $608 million last year. Net income was, however, stood at $45 million, just half of the $90 million the company earned in the same period. It's a good thing, Activision Blizzard reported that a record-setting 73 percent revenue total came from digital sales.
"Today we are able to take advantage of more opportunities to create great content by utilizing new platforms and business models. We are expanding into new countries and are looking forward to all possibilities for growth with the same passion for excellence that we have shown over the past three decades," Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said in a statement. "As the world's biggest and highest-performing independent entertainment company, we are focused on developing the most engaging interactive games that appeal to our loyal fans and delivering the highest returns for the shareholders we serve."
World of Warcraft 's Fan-Made Legacy Server Shut Down Hours After the Game's Launch
Private Felmyst Server, a World of Warcraft server developed by players, designed to mimic Blizzard's MMO as it was 2007 when the Burning Crusade expansion launched, was closed. The server launched on July 21. but was shut down just several hours later.
Gummy52 is a developer for the project, uploaded an image of the cease-and-desist note issued by Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP an attorney firm that represents World of Warcraft developer buy WOW WoTLK Classic Gold Blizzard. The letter stated that the server is an infringement of Blizzard's intellectual property.