Irvine, Calif. – Video game publisher Blizzard, a unit of
Vivendi’s Activision Blizzard (NASD: ATVI), announced on Thursday that the subscriber base
for its "World of Warcraft" massively multiplayer online game has
grown to more than 12 million players worldwide. The company said the milestone
was reached in the wake of the launch of expansion pack "Wrath of the Lich
King" in mainland China.