Hearthstone’s Game Director has openly discussed his future work status. Sadly, Ben Brode is leaving Blizzard and all that with a passion for helping and opening a new company. Sometimes, departs are hard to get even after 2 years of working together. In this case, Ben Brode has been in Blizzard for 15 Years.
After 15 years at Blizzard and almost 10 years working on Hearthstone, I have made the incredibly difficult decision to embark on a new journey.
In his recent letter over at Blizzard, he stated:
I’m going to help start a new company. We’ll probably make games, but we haven’t figured anything else out, yet. I’m looking forward to designing, programming, and actually creating things again.
In his depart letter, he did not mention to address the supportive community and his team.
There is no team like the Hearthstone team. People have come and gone over the 10 years Hearthstone has been in development, but there’s something special about the Soul of the Team. We knew our most important product wasn’t the game, but the team itself. A great team can do great things, and I think the Hearthstone team is the greatest. It isn’t just a job. It’s a shared passion. We get to come to work and focus on the game we love and try to make it better every day.
Overall, Hearthstone has had an utterly fantastic run since its launch. Ben Brode was there with his ideas, and now he’s leaving the team hoping that someone fresh and full of ideas will take it over. It has been a great journey so far, and we’re also thankful to Ben Brode and wish him all the best in the future.