Hearthstone Game Director Elaborates on Lack of Switch Port
Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode states that while "it's possible," there are currently no plans for a Switch port.
While interviewing Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode at PAX East 2018, he confirmed that while it is possible, there are no current plans to release a port to Nintendo Switch or any other console. Here is the full quote:
“It’s possible but right now we don’t have any plans to do that. We are already on mobile so a lot of players who have Switches also have mobile devices and they could play on those devices or tablets. There are things like you have to be online to play with players and you keep your collection online so there’s stuff that is just a little more challenging there.Advertisement
I love the Switch; I’m a big fan of that console. I have a Switch that I play all the time so I think everyone gets how awesome it is. I’m not sure that Hearthstone would be 100 percent perfect there. Also, we’re also servicing a lot of those players via mobile and tablet. So, I don’t know but we don’t have any current plans.”
Initially launched in 2014, Hearthstone has seen success on both the PC and mobile devices. The game has received tons of support with many expansions being implemented to the game with the most recent, Kobolds & Catacombs, releasing in December last year.
The next expansion for Hearthstone, The Witchwood, will launch on April 12 for PC, iOS, and Android devices. The full interview will be up later today. so make sure to check the site soon.