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News video games 10 July 2022, 15:07

author: Adrian Werner

Heroes of the Storm - Blizzard Has Ended Development

Blizzard has ended the development of Heroes of the Storm. However, the game will remain active.

Blizzard Entertainment studio has announced the end of development of the MOBA game Heroes of the Storm.

  1. It means that the game will receive no new content, including new items in the store.
  2. The game will still remain active - the servers will still be running, hero rotation will continue, and patches will be developed to fix bugs or correct gameplay balance as needed.
  3. The microtransations store will also remain active, it's just that its offer will no longer be expanded.
  4. Blizzard compares the state of Heroes of the Storm to the two installments of the Starcraft series.
  5. As a farewell, players will receive an Epic Arcane Lizard mount next week.

Last month, Heroes of the Storm celebrated its seventh birthday. Blizzard ignored this anniversary, which showed well the developer's attitude towards the game. So the decision to stop development should not come as a surprise to anyone.

Moreover, this is not a sudden change in approach. Back in 2018, Blizzard informed about the reduction of support for the game, announcing a slower pace of change and the discontinuation of promoting the production in e-sports competitions.

The game's fate is saddening, as it is a rare case of a beginner-friendly MOBA. Its developers has also done some interesting experiments, such as the Ogre, which must be controlled by two players at once, or the possibility of directing a squad of three Vikings from the unforgettable The Lost Vikings. In the end, however, the production was never able to compete with the leaders of the genre, such as Dota 2 or League of Legends.

  1. Blizzard Entertainment - official site

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


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