It’s going to be a busy spring for Blizzard starting with Hearthstone. The first of three expansions planned for Hearthstone this year will be released on March 15. Shortly after which the developers will “detail more about Hearthstone’s plans for 2022, including yearly changes to the core set.”
The presentation of the next World of Warcraft expansion will take place a month later, on April 19th. WoW’s latest expansion, Shadowlands, is pretty much done with the last major patch released in February.
Warcraft Mobile Game
A month after that, give or take – it’s only scheduled for May, no specific date – the Warcraft mobile game, revealed in February, will be more detailed. This is what I find most interesting, at least for now, because Blizzard hasn’t said anything about what it actually is: as we noted last month, it could be anything from the mobile version of the original Warcraft RTS to Hearthstone. 2, although this is obviously highly unlikely. Blizzard didn’t elaborate much on this announcement other than suggesting that it would be something completely new, calling it “the first game in the Warcraft universe designed for mobile devices.”
“Warcraft has a bright future,” said Warcraft General Manager John Hight. wrote. “On behalf of all of us at Blizzard working to bring you an even better Warcraft experience, we thank you for being a part of the community. We are excited about the journey ahead and grateful that you are joining us for it.”
We may have a little more information about what to expect from Hearthstone. Game Director Ben Lee talked about some of the planned changes coming to the game in 2022, including several new map types. He also announced that he was leaving the Hearthstone team to work on another unannounced project within Blizzard.