Hive Talent was the thirteenth game created in the Hive's history, after Hiveball. It was also the first overall game established after Matriarch italian-stal's reign, during the age of sdrbuck234. Prior to this game's release in Hive Update 8.1, no new Hive game had been created for the clan in over two years, making its creation a long-anticipated one. However, due to its ultimately less-known nature, the game was eventually adapted into Talent mode of Hive Strategics, the initial intent for the game before it had been decided that it could be it's own game.