The HotS devs header over to reddit today for another Q&A, and among other things it featured yet another possible tease for Deathwing, with 9 developers (of the 10 there) answering “Yes” to this very specific question: “Are there any heroes currently being worked on that were not in development prior to December 14th 2018? ” – 9 letters being the big dragon’s name. It’s pretty thin, but hey, we’ll take whatever we can get.
Other than that we heard about:
Definite new “different” heroes like Abathur, Murky and Cho’gal coming, with some pretty great community ideas like Vek’lor and Vek’nilash or 2 dark templars already coming in.
Leech effects like Nano Infusion will affect summons eventually, they’re getting to it.
D.Va is in line for a talent refresh.
The Chen rework is already looking good and might be in our hands “soon”.
No plans for HotS esports at BlizzCon.
The devs focus right now is: Heroes, Reworks, Skins, Skin packs and more.
Zagara has made things a bit complicated for future design because of the creep system.
Brawls will remain on the current rotation system for a while, but there could be a new one coming.
No plans to bring back Haunted Mines.
No plans for a map editor.
No new maps, but tweaks and overhauls to existing ones.
There’s a lot more detail in the reddit post, as well as a whole bunch of “maybe, well see” responses to some great questions, so make sure to read the whole thing if you have the time.