Blizzard’s highly-anticipated card-battler Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft feels like it’s been in beta forever, but today that beta period officially ended and the game is now available for Mac and PC. That’s great news and all, but what about the iPad version? Well, Blizzard has always stated that the iPad version would come out after the official release of the PC and Mac version, but haven’t really said how far after the desktop release it would be.
Blizzard also announced at BlizzCon this past November that Hearthstone would come to the iPhone as well as the Android platform sometime in the second half of 2014. When questioned about the iOS version on the Hearthstone blog in a post announcing its release earlier today, a Blizzard representative stated “Working on it! iPad, iPhone and Android in the works!" My guess is it will be out before the second half of 2014 starts, so before the end of June (hopefully much sooner).
We’ve spent quite a bit of time with Hearthstone pre-release, going hands-on with the game on iPad and taking a more in-depth look at its card collecting aspects. As nice as it is to see the official release of the game for PC and Mac, we’re still quite anxious for an iPad release. Once Blizzard starts talking specific release dates for the iPad version we’ll be sure to let you know, but until then you might as well give the PC or Mac version of Hearthstone a try for free while you wait.