In the past few years we have been accustomed to the farewells of executives and staff at Blizzard, and on this evening of April 20 it is time to say goodbye also for Jeff Kaplan, historical game director of Overwatch.

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The announcement came from Kaplan himself via a post on the official website of the company, also revealing that to take the reins as director of the shooter hero will now be Aaron Keller, another founding member of the Overwatch team.

Jeff Kaplan's separation from Blizzard comes like a bolt from the blue, and is probably the heaviest farewell for the company sinceformer CEO Mike Morhaime in 2018. At the moment there are no details on the reasons that led the director to abandon the ship, and we just have to wait for news on this. Find below the farewell message written by Kaplan himself:

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