Destiny, Call of Duty, and other Activision franchises could be added to Heroes of the Storm [Update

Want to play as a Ghost from Destiny or Ghost from Modern Warfare 2 in Heroes of the Storm? Well, that could be a very real possibility.

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[Update: A Blizzard representative contacted us to confirm it doesn't have plans to add Activision content to Heroes of the Storm.]

Heroes of the Storm players could soon be fighting as a Guardian from Destiny, Ghost from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, or Tony Hawk himself as lead game producer Kaeo Milker has said his team is open to the idea to adding characters from Activision franchises into the popular MOBA.

"There are lots of opportunities between all the games," according to a Google translation of Milker’s conversation with IGN Benelux at Gamescom. "We are only at the tip of the iceberg watching the potential of that. We are all very excited about each other’s games.”

In fact, this will happen sooner rather than later as Overwatch Heroes may be coming to sooner than originally expected. “In the early development phase of Heroes of the Storm, we made arrangements with various teams, especially the groups working on new content or a new IP [like] Overwatch.” Milker goes on to describe the process of adding a new Hero in Heroes of the Storm requires anywhere between six months to a year in order to make sure the character blends well with the game’s mechanics.

As of now, Blizzard hasn’t ventured outside of its immediate wheelhouse for new Heroes, but they’ll need to at one point in the game’s life cycle. Relying on Activision-published franchises could breathe fresh air into the popular MOBA, and considering the long list of games Activision has released, we could very well be seeing a lot of new characters for several years.

[Via IGN Benelux]

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      August 13, 2015 2:01 PM

      :|

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      August 13, 2015 2:01 PM

      First off, this news brought to us from the land of 10,000 nopes

      Second, adding characters that aren't even available on PC (ala Destiny characters) would just be incredibly stupid and somewhat insulting

      Third, NOPE

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        August 13, 2015 2:08 PM

        Regarding your second point: I don't think Blizzard ever said they would only be offering characters from PC games to HotS.

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          August 13, 2015 2:08 PM

          I'm not concenred with what they said I'm concerned that they'd do it. It's stupid and insulting.

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            August 13, 2015 2:10 PM

            haha. insulting? How is it insulting?

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              August 13, 2015 2:12 PM

              It's not, fake internet outrage and all.

              I do think it would be stupid but honestly don't care much. If blizzard wants to let Activision co-opt their game as a marketing tool that's on them.

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                August 13, 2015 8:25 PM

                Blizzard already did because of the ridiculous F2P prices in HotS.

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                August 13, 2015 10:57 PM

                I want to see a game from them called Warcraft vs Destiny: Hyper Fighting

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            August 13, 2015 2:14 PM

            Lost Vikings was on SNES first so technically there's already a console game represented.

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              August 13, 2015 3:44 PM

              I was going to make that point as well, but then I saw it eventually made its way to PC.

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      August 13, 2015 8:12 PM

      This doesn't seem immediately necessary; especially considering that they'll be launching a new IP with Overwatch. Plus, you just know they designed Legacy with the thought of porting some characters from that into Heroes. And, whatever Diablo/WoW expansions are coming they'll have done the same thing. So, in terms of bulking up their roster, I don't think going outside of Blizzard would be really necessary.

      All of that is a moot point if the evil publisher is making them do it though.

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        August 13, 2015 8:23 PM

        Yeah, sounds like Activision forcing Blizzard to do cross-product marketing for non-Blizzard games. :(

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      August 13, 2015 8:44 PM

      I think they should add a Hearthstone card as a playable character. Hop around and smack people with a card.

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        August 13, 2015 8:51 PM

        I dunno, I think the mount was good enough.

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      August 13, 2015 9:14 PM

      Gross.

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      August 13, 2015 9:46 PM

      Sorry but this seems like a shitty clickbait article that is spreading rumors without any credibility. The google-translated article in question: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://nl.ign.com/heroes-of-the-storm-pc/83432/news/blizzard-staat-open-voor-activision-franchises-in&prev=search

      From his quote it's not clear at all that he's saying what they claim he's saying. In fact he goes on to talk about Starcraft 2 and Overwatch, no mention of any other franchises. I highly doubt they will ever reach out into non-Blizzard IPs. Overwatch alone gives them an excuse to introduce basically every type of character there is.

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      August 14, 2015 5:41 AM

      This is the dumbest thing I've read on the Shack in a while. There's just no sugar coating it. Don't do this.

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      August 14, 2015 5:47 AM

      The guy at Blizzard never mentions Activision. "Between teams" means internal teams at Blizzard. He only ever mentioned Overwatch and SC2. Both you and the original "journalist" made the leap to Activision franchises.

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      August 14, 2015 2:58 PM

      My immediate reaction was no thank you, but after some thought it could be kinda cool.