Blizzard’s Chris Metzen Retires

Veteran Blizzard designer Chris Metzen, who worked extensively on Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo, is hanging up his guns.

In a blog post on Blizzard’s battle.net forums, Metzen thanked his Blizzard colleagues and explained that he’s stepping away from the company he’s worked for since he was 21 to focus on his family.

“The reason I use the word “retire” is because I’m not going to some other company or starting up new projects or anything remotely like that”, wrote Metzen. “It’s been a long, amazing stretch of years. Now it’s time to slow it down. Rest. Lay around on the couch and get fat. Well, fatter.…

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