Heroes of the Storm Production Director Discusses the Current State of the Game
Heroes of the Storm production director Kaeo Milker gives his take on the recent shift in the game's development.
Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment announced the Heroes Global Championship and Heroes of the Dorm would not be returning in 2019. Additionally, developers from the Heroes of the Storm team would be transitioning to other game teams. After the announcement was made, the games Production Director Kaéo Milker posted on Blizzard’s forums discussing the past, present, and future of the game.
In his post, Milker says that 2018 was the HGC’s best year and that he was “looking forward to the 2019 season.” Last season had some nice surprises and great matches. Seeing Leftovers beat Fnatic to move to the Finals was an awesome moment. They didn’t end up getting to the bracket stage of finals but seeing an underdog make it was great to witness.
Milker also talks about some of the strides that actual game took in the past year; improving the core systems, introducing new characters, and putting on new themed events just to name a few. All in all, Milker says that he is “disappointed that some of the exciting plans we had for 2019 will have to change.”
However, “all is not lost” as the producer so eloquently put it. Milker reassures that the Heroes of the Storm team is still hard at work and determined to continue supporting the game. “This means we’re still committed to regular hero reworks, themed events, and even new heroes,” Milker states. “We’re setting our sights on the new goals and timelines for what we want to do with the game from here on out and we’re eager to share those plans as soon as they’re finalized.” You can read the entire post here if you’d like.
This announcement came right before details of Overwatch League’s 2019 season were revealed. Featuring a slew of new changes, like an increased prize pool, Homestand Weekend events, and more teams, the upcoming season will certainly be bigger than the inaugural season.