In a time not too long ago Blizzard was making something called "Blizzard DoTA." Well it turns out IceFrog owned the trademark to DoTA and he went to work for Valve and after a bit of a legal showdown, Blizzard renamed its DoTA game to Blizzard All-Stars and Valve kept the DoTA mark. Well now it seems Blizzard has finally settled on "Heroes of the Storm" as the name for its new MOBA and dropped a bit more news about it.

Oh and did I mention it will feature Heroes from the Diablo, Starcraft and Warcraft universes? The new reveal trailer made by the guy behind Starcrafts reveals the new bits and it seems Blizzard will unveil more details at Blizzcon 2013.

I wasn't excited for a standard Blizzard MOBA but now after seeing that it will feature heroes from each of the Blizzard properties I am pretty curious about it. That said, League and DoTA 2 have huge followings now so it seems Heroes of the Storm has a pretty tough climb ahead. That said, Blizzard is pretty entrenched in the e-sports scene, it may be able to pull it off.

What do you think are you interested in Blizzards new Heroes of the Storm?

rettisawesome wrote on 10/18/2013 at 10:24pm

... No. I'm skeptical of any moba. I mean i love dota. But it had to work hard. The idea of using characters from other games weirds me out. Blizzard used to be a great company. But they turn a blind eye to what their biggest fans want (diablo 3???) And try to do only what makes money. They are always behind the trends. Rather than risking and setting a trend. They are crying about their money boat sailing on dota when it was their own fault to begin with

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/19/2013 at 04:31pm

I don't mind companies chasing the dollar per se, but I do mind when it gets in the way of making a good game. I think a Blizzard MOBA with characters from all the Blizzard titles could be cool, but I won't know until I try it.

I agree with you on the DoTA boat sailing though. Valve now curates DoTA and frankly i'd rather it be them.

That said, still interested in this but I am not sure i'd play it regularly or anything, it's just kind of neat to see what other companies come up with. Plus I imagine it will be free to play, so i'll at least be able to try it out without paying for it right away.

If you want to join this conversation you need to sign in.
Sign Up / Log In