Hearthstone: A winner even before we knew about it

When Hearthstone was first announced (back at PAX East 2013), we were told that it was a game the studio had been obsessed with for years. Now we have new evidence to back that up.

A classic email between Blizzard game directors...

A classic email between Blizzard game directors…

That’s a snippet of an email sent in September 2012, between Dustin Browder (former lead designer of StarCraft II, current game director of Heroes of the Storm) and Hearthstone lead designer Eric Dodds.

The image was shared on Twitter by Blizzard‘s “Branding/social media guy” Dave Wilson, who says it’s on display in the developer’s museum.

This, obviously, is why it took so long for Hearthstone to be released – there’s only so much development that can go on when everybody’s too busy playing the game…

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