Have you seen this, bad news for HotS

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We’re constantly changing and evolving not only our games, but how we support and grow them. This evolution is vital to our ability to continue doing what we love to do—making great games—and it’s what makes Blizzard, Blizzard.

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. 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.

Despite the change, Heroes of the Storm remains our love letter to Blizzard’s worlds and characters. 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.

We’ve also evaluated our plans around Heroes esports—after looking at all of our priorities and options in light of the change with the game, the Heroes Global Championship and Heroes of the Dorm will not return in 2019. This was another very difficult decision for us to make. The love that the community has for these programs is deeply felt by everyone who works on them, but we ultimately feel this is the right decision versus moving forward in a way that would not meet the standards that players and fans have come to expect.

While we don’t make these decisions lightly, we do look to the future excited about what the decisions will mean for our other live games and all the projects we have in the works. We appreciate all of our hard-working developers and everyone in the Blizzard community, and look forward to sharing many more epic gaming experiences with you in the future.

J. Allen Brack and Ray Gresko

https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/22833558/heroes-of-the-storm-news
We now have more live games and unannounced projects than at any point in the company’s history.


Diablo is not next given they've explicitly talked about having multiple Diablo projects in the works beyond Immortal.

All the HOTS announcement does is reconfirm they have lots of new projects.
It took them months to roll out a red beam and add a few zeroes to some set bonuses, and they couldn't even get that out in time for the holidays. Diablo isn't "next" it was the first.
Well, at least they did get a comment from Blizzard president J. Allen Brack. What did we get "we hear you." Lets not forget the ever popular "give players extra time to enjoy the Double Bounty Cache buff."
12/13/2018 05:41 PMPosted by Avalon
Well, at least they did get a comment from Blizzard president J. Allen Brack. What did we get "we hear you."


we got a !@#$ you play cell phones games repsonse.
So does that mean they gave up on making HotS "mobile"? Missed opportunity if so.
Next announcement HOTS is coming to cell phone.

we are going to resin another NetEase game.
Man, what is happening with Blizzard these days? Every one of their IP's are on fire right now.
That's it! Blizzard, you're not allowed to use the words 'Unannounced Projects' anymore!
HotS confirmed Maintenance Mode.
I find it interesting that in the article, he makes mention of Diablo 2 and not Diablo 3.
Well, that blows.

DI announcement, then HotS. At this rate, Sc2 might be next.
Blizz need to shift the Devs to important Games like Diablo Immortal. We need the best of the best Devs for that upcoming Next-Gen-Game, u better get some Phones.
Another dumb move by Blizzard.

I really liked HoTS and even supported that particular game by buying a few heroes when on sale.

This post basically says don't expect a new hero every 3 weeks anymore. it will probably once or twice a year if we are lucky.

Can't believe they are dropping support for their games.

When is OW getting the league cancelled and put in maintenance mode, Blizzard??
This is how it ends guys. Diablo was first. I honestly thought Starcraft would be next but I guess it's HOTS. Look they even cancelled Heroes of the Dorm. That's a huge red flag there.
12/13/2018 07:01 PMPosted by Blackthorn
This is how it ends guys. Diablo was first. I honestly thought Starcraft would be next but I guess it's HOTS. Look they even cancelled Heroes of the Dorm. That's a huge red flag there.


It's a change in philosophy. They used to make games for fun. Now, they make games for money.

(Not that chasing money is bad, but making the best game possible used to be their slogan)
12/13/2018 07:03 PMPosted by DoomBringer
12/13/2018 07:01 PMPosted by Blackthorn
This is how it ends guys. Diablo was first. I honestly thought Starcraft would be next but I guess it's HOTS. Look they even cancelled Heroes of the Dorm. That's a huge red flag there.


It's a change in philosophy. They used to make games for fun. Now, they make games for money.

(Not that chasing money is bad, but making the best game possible used to be their slogan)


They make Games for Phones. Better buy some Phones and be ready.
12/13/2018 06:25 PMPosted by Kithelle
Man, what is happening with Blizzard these days? Every one of their IP's are on fire right now.


Oh, to be a fly on the wall at Blizzard HQ right now!
Blizzard HQ right now:

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12/13/2018 06:18 PMPosted by XelNagaIvan
Next announcement HOTS is coming to cell phone.


It would save that game, ain't even sarcastic at the moment. Reception would be more positive than this mess too.

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