Blizzard: Chris Metzen returns to the studio

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Apparently, 2022 still has a big surprise in store for fans of the game developer Blizzard. As the company announced, the developer legend Chris Metzen will return to the studio. Metzen had Blizzard Left in 2016 after more than 20 years.

According to the announcement by the general manager of the “Warcraft” franchise, John Hight, Metzen should first get to work World of Warcraft focus. He is part of the leadership team joined as a creative consultant. Chris Metzen was one of the first contributors to work on the development of the “Warcraft” universe in 1994.

Metzen should expand his work at Blizzard to other projects

Chris Metzen joined Blizzard in 1993 and has held many positions at the studio. He was an artist, author, designer, creative director and worked on the franchises WarCraft, StarCraft, Diablo, World of Warcraft and over watch with. Metzen was even the voice actor for some well-known Blizzard characters, the most prominent of which was the orc leader thrill.

In 2016, Chris Metzen served as Blizzard’s Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development. However, that year the developer decided to leave the studio. 2016 was a big year for Blizzard with the release of World of Warcraft: Legion coming up, as well as Overwatch and the movie Warcraft-The Beginning.

In addition, Metzen had just become a father and, as he later revealed, was unable to cope with the pressures of work and family. Constant panic attacks accompanied the developer, which is why he decided to Turning your back on Blizzard after 23 years.

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Metzen is now on the leadership team of “Warcraft”. joined as a creative consultant. The tasks covered by this consulting activity were not specified in more detail. However, since the announcement mentions that Chris Metzen will continue his work expand to other projects within the franchise in the future this could be a way to get him back into the studio before he moves on to bigger things.