After 15 years at Blizzard, Hearthstone’s game director is moving on. Ben Brode announced his departure today in a post on the forums stating that he has decided to “embark on a new journey.” What that journey is… Well it’s a bit vague. All he’s said is that he’s starting a new company that will “probably make games”. Apparently he’s taking some time figuring everything out.

So, rather than a post looking at his future plans, Brode wrote several paragraphs discussing his history at Blizzard — starting as a Night Crew Game Tester. He talked about the pride he has in Hearthstone and the game’s development team. And of course, he had some kind words for the game’s community as well.

Of course, with Ben moving on we won’t be seeing his face on any more Hearthstone videos. Luckily, other members of the dev team, such as Dave Kosak have some practice at these things.

QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.



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