Blizzard Entertainment has suffered several major losses in recent months and now one more is added. Jeff Kaplan, the director of Overwatch and who was the face of the development team, confirmed that he has stopped working for Blizzard Entertainment.
Through a statement, Blizzard Entertainment announced that Jeff Kaplan stopped working for them. This after working for the company for years and being one of the main responsible for making the vision they had for Overwatch come true.
In his departure, Kaplan did not specify the reason for leaving Blizzard. He only thanked the Overwatch community, World of Warcraft and other company projects for all the support they gave him over the years.
“I’m leaving Blizzard Entertainment after an amazing 19 years.
It was truly the honor of my life to have the opportunity to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate audience. I want to express my deepest appreciation to everyone at Blizzard who supported our games, our gaming teams, and our players, but I want to give a special thanks to the wonderful developers who shared the journey with me.
Never accept the game as it seems to be. Always dare to see it as it could be. I hope they do the same.
gg, ”Kaplan mentioned in his farewell message.
WHO WILL TAKE OVER THE REINS OF OVERWATCH AFTER KAPLAN’S DEPARTURE?
This news will concern the Overwatch community. After all, Kaplan’s departure comes at a time when Blizzard Entertainment is still working on Overwatch 2, a project that feels like it’s going through a difficult time in development.
That said, the community should know that with the departure of Kaplan, the Overwatch 2 team not left without a head. In fact, Blizzard has already announced that it will be Aaron Keller who will take over this team.
In case you didn’t know, Aaron Keller is a Blizzard veteran who served as one of the founders of the Overwatch team. In his 18 years with the company, he has worked on World of Warcraft and as an assistant director for Overwatch.
And you, what do you think about this news? Do you think the Overwatch team will miss Kaplan? Tell us in the comments.