Overwatch Overlord Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard

Blizzard News announces new leadership for the Overwatch team where the new game director for the multiplayer hero shooter is Aaron Keller, a founding member of the Overwatch team. This is because former Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan is leaving the company after 19 years. The post includes a mention from Aaron about progress on development of Overwatch 2: "Speaking of Overwatch 2, development is continuing at a good pace. We have an exceptional vision we’re executing on, the reaction from many of you to the updates we shared at BlizzConline thrilled us, and we have exciting reveals planned for this year and beyond as we ramp to launch. We’ll be sharing more frequent updates about Overwatch 2 progress and new features in the live game with you all very soon." Here's the parting note from Jeff Kaplan:
i am leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 19 amazing years.

it was truly the honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate audience. i want to express my deep appreciation to everyone at blizzard who supported our games, our game teams and our players. but i want to say a special thanks to the wonderful game developers that shared in the journey of creation with me.

never accept the world as it appears to be. always dare to see it for what it could be. i hope you do the same.


jeffrey kaplan