A massive blow to Blizzard Entertainment as the company have announced that Jeff Kaplan is leaving the company after 19 years.
Kaplan most recently served as the Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment and the Lead Designer and Director of Overwatch. Jeff posted the following message:
I am leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 19 amazing years.
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.