A message from Rob
Pardo on the World of Warcraft forums
announces the Chief Creative Officer's departure from
Blizzard after 17 years. Here's a bit:
Iím really proud of the
contributions I was able to make to Blizzardís accomplishments. From building
lasting games, to supporting the growth of eSports, to extending the Warcraft
world into a feature film, and of course to being able to celebrate our shared
passions with the Blizzard community online and at BlizzCon.
The Blizzard community is ultimately the reason why we come to work every day
and pour our souls into every world and experience we create. Blizzardís players
are the most passionate in the world and your commitment and dedication are
truly awesome to behold. Creating entertainment for you has been an incredible
opportunity, and I know that you will continue to grow and become even stronger
as a community over the years to come. It has been so meaningful on a personal
level to help create joy for all of you.
Iím looking forward to new challenges in my career, but I will always cherish
the time I spent with you all and the amazing and collaborative teams at
Blizzard. It was both satisfying and humbling, and it made me a better developer
and a better person. I look forward to playing Blizzard games as a player for
many years to come. Most important, now I have plenty of time to learn how to
build a competitive Hearthstone deck.