Jeff Kaplan, the daddy of Overwatch, is leaving Blizzard.
After 19 years working at Blizzard, Jeff Kaplan, the daddy of Overwatch, is leaving the company. Aaron Keller is taking the reigns of Overwatch and retains on the event of Overwatch 2.
Greater than a recreation director, Jeff Kaplan is to Overwatch what Gabe Newell is to Steam. He was thought-about the daddy of the sport, additionally known as “Papa Jeff” within the Overwatch group.
Kaplan frequently made group movies to maintain followers up to date on the state of the sport. He even made annual Overwatch Yule Log movies, sitting down on a comfortable couch, in entrance of a chimney, as a member of the family would do at Christmas time. Kaplan was the primary interface between the event staff and the participant base.
“i’m leaving Blizzard Leisure after 19 wonderful years.
it was really the distinction of a lifetime to have the chance to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate viewers. i need to categorical my deep appreciation to everybody at blizzard who supported our video games, our recreation groups and our gamers. however i need to say a particular because of the fantastic recreation builders that shared within the journey of creation with me.
by no means settle for the world because it seems to be. at all times dare to see it for what it could possibly be. i hope you do the identical.
According to Blizzard, it was Jeff Kaplan’s determination to go away Blizzard and subsequently Overwatch. Neither the corporate nor Papa Jeff detailed extra the explanations behind the captain leaving the ship, simply because the Overwatch League obtained began and Overwatch 2 revealed a bit extra about itself on the BlizzConline.
Overwatch in new arms
Aaron Keller is the brand new recreation director of Overwatch. He started his profession with Blizzard in 2001, working as a degree designer on World of Warcraft. Keller is the one behind a few of the hottest cities in WoW, together with Alliance’s capital Stormwind.
Keller assisted Jeff Kaplan on Overwatch for a number of years. He labored on the event of King’s Row, one of the well-liked Overwatch maps. He additionally was the Affiliate Sport Director for Overwatch 2 and now takes his boss’s place. Keller ensured that Overwatch 2 will nonetheless see the sunshine sometime, although we nonetheless have little or no information about it.