Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has left Blizzard

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has left Blizzard

Jeff Kaplan, the most public face of Blizzard’s team shooter Overwatch, has left the company.

In a letter posted today, Kaplan said that “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.” It’s not clear where Kaplan is headed, but his tenure at Blizzard lasted 19 years.

It’s also unclear what this might mean for Overwatch. The game is in a strange place at the moment, with a sequel in the work…

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