- Chacko Sonny is leaving Blizzard Entertainment;
- The developer was involved as executive producer on Overwatch;
- Sonny did not give reasons for his decision.
For a long time, we've been hearing about Blizzard Entertainment almost exclusively in the context of the studio's problems. This time is no different. The company lost another important employee. As reported by Bloombergit is Chacko Sonny, who served as executive producer of the Overwatch series. The developer also oversaw work on the upcoming installment.
Chacko Sonny will leave the company on Friday, confirmed by an Activision Blizzard spokesperson. In a letter addressed to the rest of the employees of Blizzard Entertainment, the dev stated that it was a pleasure and a privilege to work with this team. The new heads of the studio, in turn, namely Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra, spoke of the man in superlatives. Neither of the announcements touched on the company's recent problems. Sonny also did not give reasons for his decision.
Several anonymous employees of the studio revealed to Bloomberg, however, that Sonny is not leaving because of any controversy. He was said to be a respected member of the team and no charges were filed against him. He was also described as the person responsible for stabilizing the situation in the group of developers working on Overwatch. This team was in a bad state after the departure of Jeff Kaplan, who oversaw the development of the game.
This is another important employee who is leaving the studio. Yesterday, Claire Hart, acting as chief legal officer, also announced her departure. Earlier Blizzard's CEO J. Allen Brack, among others, said goodbye to the company. In turn, two employees who played important roles in the creation of Diablo 4 were fired.
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