Blizzard co-founder and former CEO Mike Morhaime announced Dreamhaven. The new games company will handle two dev studios headed by other Blizz vets.
According to the official announcement, Dreamhaven “will create and publish original games for players around the world.” It will have two internal studios at launch, Moonshot Games and Secret Door, handling two separate titles.
Moonshot, Secret Door has Blizzard vets at the helm
According to reports, the idea of Dream is to offer guidance and supervision. It will offer the direction and the funding for the games pitched by either studio. Both studios have Blizzard veterans at the helm, aligning with Morhaime’s design principles.
Moonshot has Jason Chayes as its studio head, while Chris Sigaty handles Secret Door. Chayes was the executive producer for Hearthstone and lead producer for Starcraft 2.
Other people with Chayes include Dustin Browder, the game director for SC2, HotS, and Command and Conquer. Ben Thompson, the creative director for Hearthstone, is also with them. Other seasoned vets also went aboard inside Moonshot.
Sigaty had the same roles as Chayes, being the executive producer for Hearthstone and SC2. Simultaneously, he filled the same position for Heroes of the Storm and lead producer for the original Warcraft 3.
Other vets with Sigaty in Secret Door include Eric Dodds and Alan Dabiri. Dodds was the first game director of Hearthstone, while Dabiri handled HotS. Like Moonshot, seasoned vets are also with them within the team.
Morhaime excited to work again with top industry vets
Dreamhaven looks like a roster of industry vets ready for a new shot. Both studios under them don’t have their games listed yet. The entire company, including both studios, are still in the early phase of recruitment.
Fans shouldn’t expect announcements any time soon, but the potential is fantastic. All the names listed above are masters of fantasy storytelling and strategy titles. Their wide array of skills will give them a good start.
Morhaime is a game design expert and has good chops with managing big teams. The studio vets both have the talent and creativity to do their magic with new IPs.
“I’m excited to team up with such talented people who care deeply about games and their communities,” said Morhaime in the press release.
“I’ve always believed in the power of games to bring people together regardless of backgrounds or boundaries. With Dreamhaven, we look forward to creating and sharing new experiences with players everywhere.”
Dreamhaven is looking to build a new creative powerhouse within their ranks. While it will still take a bit of time to set up, fans can expect good things from Dream.