Last year in April we came to know that the ex-director of Hearthstone Ben Brode is leaving Blizzard Entertainment. Ben Brode left Blizzard Entertainment to form a new company called Second Dinner. Today we have finally got an update about the project on which they will be working on. And how they managed to do it with the recent funding.
Without making you wait any further, Second Dinner is working on game related to Marvel. Hearthstone is a very hit game. That’s why we all are excited to know about the future projects by the team behind it. Ben Brode and Hamilton Chu revealed on Thursday that they are now working on a brand new project.
Brode is the game director of Hearthstone and Chu was executive producer. Since their departure, the team has been working on a new project and now finally they have managed to get worth of $30 million investment from NetEase. NetEase is behind the Blizzard games in China. They are also working on Diablo Immortal with Blizzard.
This investment will allow Second Dinner to work on their next Marvel project in a new place. That’s why they have announced that they have now moved to a new office in Irvine, California. NetEase is also very happy with their investment.
NetEase vice president Ethan Wang said:
The Second Dinner team has a strong track record of delivering quality games. With the resources and creative freedom they now have, we look forward to what they will come up with next
Ben Brode of Second Dinner has not provided any details about this new Marvel project yet. There’s no reveal of the genre for this Marvel project yet. Though it’s going to be made for mobile platforms.
Also, Jay Ong who’s the head of Marvel Games and executive vice president says that they have worked with Brode for many years. He says that they are exactly the team he wants to see working on Marvel games.
They and the team they’ve assembled at Second Dinner have made some of the greatest games in history. And now, working with the Marvel Games team and playing in the Marvel Universe. … It’s going to be Amazing! Or maybe Spectacular! Or Incredible! Or Mighty! Or quite possibly all of the above!”
Ben Brode of Second Dinner also said that this “will be the best game ever made”. The team has already made a prototype and they are already having a lot of fun with it. Obviously, it’s just the beginning and the game will take some time to come out.
Ben Brode of Second Dinner encourages everyone to check out their job listings as they are now hiring. The company is currently looking for a client engineer and technical artist. If you have those skills then apply today to be a part of an existing project.
Marvel’s Spiderman PS4 was a huge success so we are more than excited to see what Ben Brode and his new company can actually make after leaving Blizzard. As for Hearthstone, it currently has more than 100 registered players as of today.