We have some really surprising news regarding Overwatch. It seems that the game’s director, Jeff Kaplan, has left Blizzard Entertainment.
This has been confirmed on the title’s official website, adding that Aaron Keller, “a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team”, will be his replacement as the franchise’s director. “Aaron has been a key part of the Overwatch team and a key driver in creating the vision for the game. He helped create Overwatch as an original member of the team, and as an 18-year veteran of Blizzard, he has worked side-by-side with Jeff for a long time, not only in building Overwatch, but previously in helping to build WoW,” the page reads.
Alongside this, Kaplan left the following message alongside the news of his departure:
I am leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 19 incredible years.
It was truly the honour of a lifetime to have the opportunity to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate audience. I want to express my deep gratitude to everyone who supported our games, our game teams, and the players. I also leave a special thanks to the wonderful game developers who shared in the journey of creating anything with me.
Never accept the world as it appears to be. Always dare to see it for what it could be. I hope you will do the same.