Today we have some sad news for gamers all around the world. Blizzard’s Chris Metzen, the senior vice president of story and franchise development, decided to retire and focus on relaxing and getting fatter.
You probably already heard of this by now, but if you didn’t, now you know. Metzen has a lot of history with Blizzard, as he was there from the very beginning, being even involved in the original WarCraft: Orcs & Humans. He was enhancing the story and cinematics of many Blizzard’s games since then, even doing a bit of designing, helping with manuals, and that sort of thing. As you can see, he was quite an important guy in Blizzard. He even participated in the newly released Overwatch as the game’s creative director.
The most important thing is that Metzen had fun working at Blizzard:
Looking back at my years at Blizzard, I see now how profoundly this idea has shaped my career. I see how profoundly my friends and coworkers at Blizzard have shaped me as a person.
For nearly twenty-three years I’ve had the very distinct privilege of shaping worlds and building games with the brightest creative minds in entertainment. I’ve walked with giants (and stood on some giants’ shoulders, too).
In short, I’ve had the time of my life.
We’re glad that he’s retiring satisfied with everything he did, and we’re thankful to him for making all our gaming experiences so much more enjoyable!