Editor in Chief
- Jan 5, 2011
Hearthstone is an online collectible card game created by Blizzard and set in the Warcraft universe. It's gameplay mechanics are similar to Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers, but the interface is even more polished and refined. The game has been growing in popularity on the PC since its release, and Blizzard previously promised to bring the game to Android at some point.
It looks like that time is coming soon. Blizzard just shared they plan to bring Hearthstone to Android tablets by the end of 2014. They are also working on a phone based version, but that isn't expected until sometime next year. Here's a quote with a few more of the details,
Throughout the past year, many of you have been asking about the release date for Hearthstone on Android. The team has been hard at work to bring Hearthstone to that platform, and is making great progress. We’re taking things one step at a time and we’ve got our sights set on a release for Android tablets, our next new platform, before the end of the year; we’ve just got a few more mana crystals to polish and some Angry Chickens to chase down.
We’re also close to having Hearthstone out to our iPhone and Android phone users, but it’s become clear that we need a little more time to get that version right. While we have a build up and running internally, it needs a bit more work, and we don’t feel like we’ll be ready to share it with you until early next year. It’s very important to us that the phone experience for Hearthstone is just as accessible as the tablet and PC versions. One of the biggest challenges with that is revamping the user interface so it feels intuitive and offers the same quality Hearthstone experience, but this time from the palm of your hand.
Releasing Hearthstone on iPhone and Android phones is something we’re incredibly excited about, but ultimately we’d rather take the extra time to make Hearthstone’s user interface on the phone customized to feel great for the platform, rather than a port that doesn’t take into account the limitations of a smaller screen.
Have you guys tried this game on the PC? Let us know if it is worth checking out on Android one it hits.
Source: Blizzard Battle.net - Hearthstone