Blizzard announced today that vice president and Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has left the company. This is another long-time veteran of Blizzard who has left the company over the past couple of years. 18-year Blizzard veteran Aaron Keller is stepping in to take his role as the Overwatch director. Here’s what Kaplan had to say:

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.

gg,

jeffrey kaplan

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