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Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard, Aaron Keller Steps In As Overwatch Game Director

Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard, Aaron Keller Steps In As Overwatch Game Director

Dire news comes from Blizzard Entertainment as another veteran developer leaves the company. Jeff Kaplan has decided to leave the company after 19 years. The Overwatch Game Director position will be taken over by Aaron Keller, a Blizzard veteran developer and one of the founding members of the Overwatch team.

The new Game Director shared a message on the official site that expressed his gratefulness to Jeff Kaplan and his excitement of stepping into the new role:

While I have no pretenses about filling Jeff’s shoes, I’m excited to step into the game director role and continue to be part of a team that’s putting all of its heart, talent, and focus into the next iteration of Overwatch, and I’m honored to continue serving this incredible community.

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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