Blizzard Entertainment has announced that ?Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft?, its free-to-play digital card game, will available on iPad in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Southeast Asia is up next in the next few days.
?Hearthstone?s player base has already grown to more than 10 million accounts registered following the official Windows and Mac release, but we saw that a few people online were holding out for the iPad version,? said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.
?Instead of calling those folks up individually, we figured we might as well let everyone know that the global iPad rollout for Hearthstone has begun, and pretty soon it?ll be available everywhere. The game is a natural fit for tablets ? we encourage everyone to check it out on their couch, in their backyard, in a coffee shop . . . or anywhere else they take their iPads.?
?Launching in a limited set of countries allows us to focus on the end-to-end player experience to make sure it?s awesome before we move on the rest of the world, but it won?t be much longer — we anticipate Southeast Asia countries to roll out early next week,? a spokesperson for Blizzard said.
Hearthstone is available for Windows and Mac PCs globally. Android device, iPhone, and Windows tablet versions are also in development and will be available in the future.