Gamers can still play Heroes of the Storm, but no longer expect anything new.
Official information from Blizzard says that the MOBA game Heroes of the Storm will no longer receive any major updates, as the game development and publishing giant puts HotS into permanent maintenance.
Similar to what Blizzard did with StarCraft I and II, players will still be able to enjoy HotS, but they will only be able to play content that is already in the game.
Released in June 2015, Heroes of the Storm comes at a time when the MOBA storm has reached unprecedented coverage, with titles like Dota 2 and League of Legends seeing unprecedented player numbers. Although HotS has its own good points such as not putting too much emphasis on monster farming and gearing, the game is still obscured by two large shadows.
In the official statement, the game development team at Blizzard wrote: “In the future, we will support Heroes in the same way we have done with other long-standing titles, StarCraft and StarCraft II. Going forward, we will continue to rotate season content and free champions, although the in-game store will remain active, we have no plans to release new content at the moment. Future patches will revolve around game maintenance and bug fixes, and game balance patches will still be rolled out as needed.”
In the latest update, HotS players will receive an Epic Arcane Lizard mount as a tribute to loyal gamers. The last time the HotS community enjoyed new content was more than two years ago, so Blizzard’s decision this time doesn’t come as a surprise to many.