Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment’s president, is convinced their games will be in high demand in the next few years.
StarCraft and Diablo II are still played by tens of thousands of players, 11 and eight years respectively since their releases. Both games were still popular beforeand were announced, but were boosted by the announcements. Both titles have been in and out of the top-20 NPD sales list, and sometimes even in the top-ten, over the last two years.
In the Activision Blizzard earnings call, Mike Morhaime explained his utmost confidence in the upcoming games: “To put this opportunity in perspective, the last Starcraft and Diablo games released 11 and eight years ago, were both on NPD’s domestic top 20 list for March.” Morhaime also said this “is a great indication that demand remains high for the next chapters in both of these series.”
Needless to say, Blizzard is confident the games will dominate the PC market for the next three to five years as they will continue to support all titles post release.
Morhaime also talked about the upcoming StarCraft II beta.