Jeff Kaplan, lead designer and game director of Overwatch, has announced that he is leaving Blizzard Entertainment. Kaplan did not reveal his plans for the future. Aaron Keller, a founding member of the Overwatch team, will replace him as game director of Overwatch.

Here’s what Jeff Kaplan had to say:

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.

gg,

jeffrey kaplan

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