Every time we write a story about Blizzard considering expanding its mobile presence, people in the comments always start wishing for games like Diablo or Starcraft on mobile. While we are all free to dream, I highly doubt we’ll see anything along those lines any time soon; at the same time, it does look like Blizzard is looking to expand its presence on mobile. According to a recent job opening, Blizzard is looking for a software engineer to contribute to Blizzard’s mobile gaming efforts. Specifically, his or her role will be to create tools that will help the designers and artists produce mobile content. The engineer should have experience developing mobile games and passion for making mobile games.
Now, while it all sounds promising, I think it’s a bit of a reach to think that this one hire will lead to Blizzard mobile games coming our way soon. Perhaps what we’ll be getting is companion apps or things along those lines. Still, it’s good to see Blizzard keeping a close eye on the platform, which shouldn’t surprise us given how well Hearthstone has been doing.