Either Blizzard’s kissed the Blarney Stone, their office garden is comprised exclusively of four leaf clovers, or, more likely, they’ve got some serious talent over at that studio because Hearthstone has become the latest in a long line of Blizzard successes. The deck-building card battling game has only been out in for nigh-on six months but it was already amassed over 20 million players worldwide; more than three times the numbers currently plugging away at World of Warcraft.
Blizzard claims Hearthstone's the player count surged following the release of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’s first single-player update, the Curse of Naxxramas, as well as interest in the qualifying rounds for its upcoming Hearthstone World Championship. Hearthstone also recently made it onto iPad, and Blizzard has said to keep an eye out for an Android version in the near future. [More]