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It doesn’t take much to imagine a Blizzard title on the Nintendo Switch and especially Hearthstone. That large screen would be perfect for the game’s touch-based interface, and when playing in docked mode you could use the motion-sensing Joy-Con to control a mouse-like interface. What’s not to like?
While it would appear that no one at Blizzard is currently working towards this awesome dream, Hearthstone senior game designer Peter Whalen feels it’s something that shouldn’t be discounted. Speaking at Blizzcon, he said:
“I dunno, I don’t think anyone is working on it, but I wouldn’t rule it out either. Moving to tablets and phones was awesome. It made Hearthstone way more accessible for way, way more people, which is fantastic. If there are other consoles or platforms that are good for us then that’s absolutely something we’d explore in time.”
We’ve gotten our hopes up from Blizzard before, but there is no question that they are thinking about putting their titles on the Switch since the console is hitting big milestones only about 8 months in.