Activision Blizzard has published a new blog post on the official site. The message speaks about the future of one of the company’s titles, namely, MOBA Heroes of the Storm, featuring characters from a number of Blizzard universes and recently its own.
Over the past several years, the work of evaluating our development processes and making hard decisions has led to new games and other products that we’re proud of. We now have more live games and unannounced projects than at any point in the company’s history. We’re also at a point where we need to take some of our talented developers and bring their skills to other projects. As a result, 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.
The message goes further to say that Heroes of the Storm remains the company’s love letter to Blizzard’s worlds and characters. The team will continue supporting it with new characters, events and more but at a lower rate. There will also be no more Heroes of the Storm eSports.
There is, however, a new World of Warcraft store mount in case you feel like supporting Blizzard with cash.
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Heroes of the Storm community site has been updated with a message from Heroes Production Director Kaéo Milker. Follow the link to find the entire message!
But all is not lost. The team that remains dedicated to Heroes of the Storm is a veritable Who’s Who of developers who have been driving every facet of the game from the very beginning—from people you know and have seen speak publicly about the game for years, to those who have poured their hearts into it from behind the scenes. In short, we’re continuing to develop the game with an incredible team that has the experience and passion required to support Heroes of the Storm well into the future.
The Heroes of the Storm team and I also have a unique opportunity to rethink things and reprioritize. Because now more than ever, our charge is to focus on taking care of you, our players, and to channel all our energy into keeping the game dynamic and fun. This means we’re still committed to regular hero reworks, themed events, and even new heroes. We’re setting our sights on the new goals and timelines for what we want to do with the game from here on out and we’re eager to share those plans as soon as they’re finalized.