Former Blizzard Devs Working on New Marvel Game

Former Hearthstone Dev Ben Brode Resurfaces with $30M from NetEase & a Deal with Marvel

Former Hearthstone Developers Announce They’re Creating a Marvel Game at Recently Founded Studio

Former Hearthstone director Ben Brode has revealed what he and a handful of other former Hearthstone developers are getting up to at Second Dinner, the studio they founded previous year after departing Blizzard.

As revealed via a new video and blog post on Second Dinner's website, Brode and the rest of the team announced that they're now creating a project associated with Marvel.

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Ex-Hearthstone game designer Ben Brode left Blizzard in April 2018, taking a number of staff from the Hearthstone development team with him as he departed.

Second Dinner raised $30 million via a minority investment from a company called NetEase and is now looking to expand its team to build the aforementioned game.

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Brode said in the newly released video that the studio has been working on the Marvel title for about six months at this point in time. "They and the team they've assembled at Second Dinner have made some of the greatest games in history", he said. It's going to be incredible!

As well as the office move, Second Dinner are looking to build their team up to 10-15 people with the help of a $30m minority investment from Netease. Or Mighty! Or quite possibly all of the above!'

A new announcement for his own company, Second Dinner, soon followed.

"Today, we're excited to announce that we've entered into a new partnership with NetEase to help us explore new directions", reads a Bungie statement on the announcement.

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