Blizzard’s MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) has a new man in charge.
Heroes of the Storm director Dustin Browder announced on Blizzard’s forums that he is leaving the development team for that game to work on a new, unknown project at the company. Alan Dabiri, a 20-year veteran at the studio, will take over as the new Heroes of the Storm director. We have no idea game Browder is working on now, but the idea of any new project at a company known for quality software like Blizzard is exciting.
“Alan has had a hand in nearly every aspect of Heroes since the beginning, both in his role as our technical director and as part of the team’s collaborative development process,” Browder said on his post. “Alan is also a passionate member of the community, and he’s always in touch with what’s happening on Reddit, in our forums, and wherever you’re talking about Heroes. He’s been relentlessly working to make Heroes better for years, and I’m excited that he’ll be continuing to push the game forward as game director.”
Heroes of the Storm originally released on PC in 2015. MOBAs like League of Legends and Dota 2 are some of the most popular games out there, especially in the growing esports market. We don’t know exactly how well Heroes of the Storm is doing , however, since Blizzard doesn’t release player numbers for it. Blizzard does keep updating the free-to-play game with new heroes and game modes.