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, 22:26
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Aug 11, 2021, 22:26
 Jivaro
 
Overon wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 20:50:
Also are they going to rename Jesse Mcree in Overwatch, that's the cowboy character's name in game, named after one of the guys that left?

There was a headline Blue posted last week(?) that highlighted fans and the media that were calling for a rename. I did a quick google-fu and I can not find anything suggesting Blizzard has responded one way or the other yet. Maybe someone else knows better. It might be better/simpler to simply not include him in OW2 and move on.
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