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 12, 2021, 11:52
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Re: Diablo IV Game Director and Lead Designer Leave Blizzard Aug 12, 2021, 11:52
Aug 12, 2021, 11:52
 
The "Cosby" suite is just another example of how not to behave. It's creepy and in extremely poor taste, even if it was most likely done with irony. Do I think it should end someone's career? No. But it's out there now, and that is a very hard stigma to shed oneself of. I don't know if anyone's recent firing had anything to do with that, but I wouldn't be surprised.
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