Blizzard Leisure introduced Tuesday that Jeff Kaplan, director of Overwatch, is leaving the corporate. Together with his departure, Aaron Keller, one of many members of the Overwatch government workforce will likely be stepping in as the sport’s director.
As a part of the announcement, Blizzard shared a be aware written by Kaplan to Overwatch followers:
“I’m leaving Blizzard Leisure after 19 wonderful years. It was actually the respect of a lifetime to have the chance to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate viewers. I wish to specific my deep appreciation to everybody at blizzard who supported our video games, our recreation groups and our gamers. However I wish to say a particular due to the great recreation builders that shared within the journey of creation with me.
“By no means settle for the world because it seems to be. all the time dare to see it for what it could possibly be. I hope you do the identical.”
Kaplan has been with Blizzard for the previous 19 years, having labored in quite a few roles together with as a lead recreation designer, government director of recreation design, and as recreation director of Overwatch.