Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has announced he is leaving Blizzard Entertainment. In a post on the official Overwatch website, Blizzard addressed new leadership for the project, while Kaplan released a personal statement speaking to his time at the company.
“I am leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 19 amazing years,” Kaplan in a statement. “It was truly the honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate audience. I want to express my deep appreciation to everyone at Blizzard who supported our games, our game teams and our players. But I want to say a special thanks to the wonderful game developers that shared in the journey of creation with me. Never accept the world as it appears to be. always dare to see it for what it could be. I hope you do the same, gg. — Jeffrey Kaplan”
Kaplan is, of course, beloved in the Overwatch community as a source of information, discussion, and many memes. But his long career at Blizzard has spanned multiple titles, including the company’s other juggernaut title: World of Warcraft. Along with these two games, he also worked on Warcraft 3 and the ill-fated Titan, which became Overwatch.
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