Blizzard moving developers away from Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm, if you didn't know, is Blizzard's MOBA game that utilises characters from all across their various franchises, and at BlizzCon we found out about the first original character coming to the game - Orphea. That said, Blizzard has just revealed some not-so-good news for fans of the game, as resources are being diverted away from it.
As a part of changing and evolving, which they've often done in the past, Blizzard writes that "we've made the difficult decision to shift some developers from Heroes of the Storm to other teams, and we're excited to see the passion, knowledge, and experience that they'll bring to those projects. This isn't the first time we've had to make tough choices like this. Games like Diablo II, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Overwatch, and more would not exist had we not made similar decisions in the past."
This might all sound a little worrying, and indeed as we reported this morning it does mean that we won't see esports competitions return for the game, like the Heroes Global Championship (HGC) and collegiate tournament Heroes of the Dorm, but in fact it's not over for HotS as a whole.
"Despite the change, Heroes of the Storm remains our love letter to Blizzard's worlds and characters," the post continues. "We'll continue actively supporting the game with new heroes, themed events, and other content that our community loves, though the cadence will change. Ultimately, we're setting up the game for long-term sustainability. We're so grateful for the support the community has shown from the beginning, and the development team will continue to support Heroes with the same passion, dedication, and creativity that has made the game such a unique experience."
Do you still want to see what Heroes of the Storm can deliver in the future?