Hearthstone on consoles: “It’s not something we’re actually looking at right now”

By Matt Martin, Monday, 28 April 2014 15:58 GMT

Blizzard doesn’t have any immediate plans to bring Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to consoles.

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That’s according to Jason Chayes, production director on the game, who said the team has heard players ask about a console version of the title – but the developer is currently focused on the Android version of the card battler.

“The idea of getting it onto console has come up from players,” he told Eurogamer.

“It’s not something we’re actually looking at right now. We feel like we have our hands full in the short term with getting onto Android as soon as we can, which is kind of one of the big priorities we’re looking at right now.”

“What we’ve said in the past, and this will continue to be the case, is that we want to be able to hear back from our community and our players what they’re really interested in, what they’re very passionate about. If getting Hearthstone onto console is something there’s a huge interest in, then we’d love to hear about that so it’s something we can be thinking about.”

He did confirm that there are plans to introduce a spectator mode in some capacity, with details likely in the coming weeks.

“Twitch has been great, all the streamer support has been awesome and it’s something that’s really kind of surprised us a little bit, in terms of moving out of the beta and into release and how popular that’s been, which has been incredible and awesome.

“But that said, we do think we have a bunch of unique ideas on how we can integrate a spectator mode into the game. It is actually something we’re right now literally in the middle of designing and we’re looking at having some more information to share on that in the coming weeks as well.”

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