Jon Spector, Overwatch 2’s industrial chief and vp, is leaving after six years with the developer.
Final week, Spector shared the information that he can be stepping down from his position at Blizzard, after having labored there for six years. “After 6 wonderful years, I’ve determined to hold up my sword and am leaving Blizzard on the finish of March,” Spector wrote on his private Twitter account. “Engaged on Overwatch has been the spotlight of my profession – Crew 4 brings immense expertise and keenness to their work daily.”
He went on to thank everybody at Blizzard and your entire Overwatch group, and famous that Overwatch 2 is in good palms along with his quickly to be former colleagues Aaron Keller, present sport director, and Jared Neuss, government producer on the free-to-play shooter. “There are such a lot of thrilling issues coming to Overwatch that I can not wait to see as a participant. I’ve labored carefully with the remainder of the management workforce on this transition, and I do know the franchise is in nice palms with [Keller], [Neuss], and the remainder of the workforce.”
Spector’s alternative hasn’t been introduced simply but, however we have nonetheless obtained half of March to go, so he is nonetheless technically within the position for now.
Overwatch 2 appears to have performed fairly properly for Activision Blizzard’s monetary outcomes, with the corporate reporting in February that the sequel “delivered the very best quarterly figures for participant numbers and hours performed in Overwatch historical past.”
It’s going to be attention-grabbing to see what lies in the way forward for the shooter, as the sport lately hosted an official collaboration with the favored anime and manga One Punch Man. The collab options skins for varied characters for the manga, with Doomfist clearly getting themed round One Punch Man himself. Overwatch hasn’t featured collaborations like this earlier than, so we’ll have to attend and see if this pays off with the swap to free-to-play.
After 6 wonderful years, I’ve determined to hold up my sword and am leaving Blizzard on the finish of March. Engaged on Overwatch has been the spotlight of my profession – Crew 4 brings immense expertise and keenness to their work daily. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/s8E06LI6FT
— Jon Spector (@Spex_J) March 10, 2023
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