More on the Blizzard Departures

Gaming defections could hamper Vivendi gaming unit sale on CNN Money offers more on the shake-up at Blizzard following some key departures. Along the way we get the first hints that plans from the group that has departed may be more forthcoming that might have been imagined:
Later Tuesday, the now former-Blizzard employees will sit down for the first time to discuss – and name – their new game development company. None of the four were under contract nor were they bound by non-compete agreements. And all, he said, are eager to start working on a new product.
Update: Another Q&A with Bill Roper discussing the departures is up on HomeLAN Fed.
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I think people are giving these four guys a little TOO much credit. What game(s) did Blizzard North make? Diablo, its sequel and associated expansion. Starcraft, Warcraft-series, WOW, and Starcraft-Ghost, are being developed by Blizzard, not Blizzard North, if I remember correctly.

Sure, losing four talented higher-ups is bad, but to be honest they were/are responsbile for only ONE game out of MANY that has made Blizzard popular and successful, not all.

BTW, we have an employee discount program that allow us to buy ALL Blizzard and Sierra published games for $10 each. Ha! WC3-expansion is next on my list


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