Sometimes, the platform truly makes the game. Sure, almost anything could be played on PC or console. But I have a feeling that when Hearthstone makes its home on iPad, it will be unstoppable. I mean, it got Darryn addicted – and now certain regions can share in his obsession.
According to Blizzard, Hearthstone for iPad is rolling out in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, with more regions to join in the fun soon. Why are they only launching in these regions?
Launching Hearthstone in a limited set of countries allows us to focus on the end-to-end player experience and make sure it’s awesome before we move on to the rest of the world. If you don’t live in Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, you don’t have much longer to wait to get your hands on Hearthstone for iPad—Murloc Scout’s honor.
It sounds quite cool – your Hearthstone collection and data is shared across devices thanks to battle.net. This means that you can play on your PC (or Mac), then take the show on the road with your iPad. Before all of you start asking – Hearthstone is in development for Android, but we don’t know when it’s coming. Same is true for iPhone.
Will this change things for you? Is this the way to get addicted to Hearthstone, or does it still ‘just’ seem like a card game to you? I need to try to battle with my battle.net account again – seems every time I want to play something, I get locked out of my account. I really just need to get that authenticator sorted out – I have a feeling Hearthstone might break my Threes addiction.
Last Updated: April 3, 2014