Our metrics for the last 9 months have shown that Heroes of the Storm has been declining. Despite it still being a profitable game for Blizzard, the lack of news on HGC combined with Kotaku's article detailing cost-cutting measures at Blizzard, suggested that Heroes of the Storm would be next. Sure enough, news has broken that development will be scaled back and if it's anything like Diablo 3, will mean very few updates and far less Heroes. What's frustrating about this is the fact Heroes of the Storm does make money, just not enough as far as Activision are concerned. Unsurprisingly, I'll be vastly reducing the time I spend on Heroes of the Storm, and turning my attention to other games.
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.
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