Jeff Kaplan, the director for ‘Overwatch,’ leaves Blizzard

After 19 years, Jeff Kaplan has announced his departure from Blizzard. The Overwatch director recently shared the news himself.

Jeff Kaplan, the Overwatch director, leaves Blizzard.

Kaplan wrote in his post that he’s leaving Blizzard. The Overwatch director thanked everyone at the developing company who supported him for almost two decades.

‘Overwatch 2’ to have a new director after Kaplan

As Jeff has announced his departure, it means that a new person will fill the void.

Aaron Keller, the founding team member of Overwatch, will be the next gaming director.

Not to mention that he will helm the upcoming sequel as well.

Speaking of Kaplan, he expressed lots of emotions in his post while announcing the exit.

Here’s what he said:

“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, game teams, and players. But I want to say a special thanks to the wonderful game developers that shared in the journey of creation with me.”

Aaron also praised Kaplan, saying that he is “a great leader, mentor, and friend.”

Furthermore, he also added that he’s excited about his role as the gaming director.

While mentioning Overwatch 2, he said that the development is moving at a good pace. And can expect more news in the future.

READ MORE: Overwatch 2: Here’s what to know about Blizzard’s next

New video games of 2021

Meanwhile, the gaming arena is getting busier with each month in this new year.

After great releases like Hitman 3, Valheim, and It Takes Two, players are now waiting for the big wave!

And some of the most-awaited potential blockbusters are Resident Evil Village, Halo Infinite, and Far Cry 6.

Horizon Forbidden West, God of War: Ragnarok, the next Call of Duty installment, and STALKER 2 are also highly anticipated.

But that’s not it!

The line-up extends further with Stray, Returnal, Dying Light 2, Deathloop, Humankind, and New World.

Back 4 Blood, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Biomutant, GhostWire: Tokyo, and Psychonauts 2 are other crucial launches.

Several recently announced projects making debuts soon are Glitchpunk, Etched Memories, and The Day Before. The latter will be an open-world survival MMO that will also remind the players of post-apocalyptic games like The Last of Us and Days Gone.

What do you think about all the notable titles arriving later this year? Are you excited about trying them out?

Drop your reactions and any other thought you have on our social media handle on Twitter at @MICKYNewsOz.


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