Jeff Kaplan I announce his departure from Snow storm after a long and historic career of 19 years old Yes Aaron Keller veteran of Snow storm and founding member of the Overwatch team, he will assume the role of game director.
Aaron has been a fundamental part of the team of Overwatch and a key driver in creating the vision for the game. Helped to create Overwatch as an original member of the team, and as 18 year old veteran At Blizzard, he worked alongside Jeff for a long time, not only to build Overwatch, but also to help build WoW.
Messages from Aaron and Jeff to the Overwatch community
Greetings to the Overwatch community, Jeff has been a great leader, mentor and friend, and he knows how much he will be missed. I have been fortunate enough to work with him and the rest of the Overwatch team for many years to build something that continues to inspire people around the world, and I am honored to carry the torch of the before.
I love Overwatch. From our first pieces of concept art, to the first maps we built, to the first time I was able to run as a Tracer (who at that first moment shot lasers through his eyes), this game has just clicked with me.
I love its beautiful, inspiring and hopeful world that is worth fighting for. I love his characters: larger than life, colorful, powerful and global. And most importantly, I love the fast-paced, smooth game that requires teamwork, situational awareness, and quick decision-making.
I also recognize that making games at Blizzard has always been a group effort and is never about just one point of view. Along with the rest of the team, I feel fortunate to have a large base of creative and development leaders, many seasoned Blizzard artists and designers, as well as some extremely talented new blood, as well as excellent support for the corporate scale for the current game. And for Overwatch 2.
Speaking of Overwatch 2, development continues at a steady pace. We have an exceptional vision that we execute. We’ve been thrilled with the reaction from many of you to the updates we’ve shared on BlizzConline, and we have some exciting reveals planned for this year and into the future as we head towards the launch.
Very soon we will be sharing more frequent updates with all of you on the progress of Overwatch 2 and new features in the current game.
While I don’t make the pretense of taking Jeff’s place, I am thrilled to take on the role of Game Director and continue to be part of a team that puts all of their heart, talent and focus into it. the next version of Overwatch, and I feel honored to continue to serve this amazing community.
After these words of thought Jeff shows us the optimism of life and encourages us to be genuine in all aspects of our lives, we can only say success to Jeff in his future endeavors, to Aaron in his new position and to the Overwatch team to continue to move forward as before.