Diablo IV Game Director and Lead Designer Leave Blizzard

Kotaku reports that another three developers "are no longer with" Blizzard as of today. They are Diablo IV game director Luis Barriga, Diablo IV lead designer Jesse McCree, and World of Warcraft designer Jonathan LeCraft. This was originally attributed to anonymous sources, but was later confirmed by Blizzard. The reasons for the firings is not disclosed, so it's not being stated at this time whether this is connected to the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. Jesse McCree is one of the developers implicated in the Cosby suite story, which has caused the company additional embarrassment. Here's the official statement Kotaku received from Activision Blizzard:
“We can confirm Luis Barriga, Jesse McCree, and Jonathan LeCraft are no longer with the company,” they wrote.

“We have a deep, talented roster of developers already in place and new leaders have been assigned where appropriate. We are confident in our ability to continue progress, deliver amazing experiences to our players, and move forward to ensure a safe, productive work environment for all.”
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Aug 11, 2021, 20:42
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Re: Diablo IV Game Director and Lead Designer Leave Blizzard Aug 11, 2021, 20:42
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I'm guessing these guys are going to have to find a whole new line of work. That or leave the country.

The guy's last name is LeCraft and he worked for Blizzard and didn't change it to LeWarcraft? Talk about a missed opportunity. Guess he was too busy crushin' puss in the Cos-bro suite.

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