There’s not going to be much left of Blizzard’s old guard at this rate because this evening Chris Metzen has announced his retirement.
Chris has been the lore master at Blizzard, and although not all lore has been spectacular, he had a hand in just about everything at Blizzard. He’s probably known most for his work on World of Wareraft lore but he did help create the Diablo lore alongside Bill Roper. He also voiced some of the early game’s characters.
Unlike Rob Pardo and other recent departures, Metzen is not creating a new game studio, he really is retiring and says he will “lay around on the couch and get fat”. He will be missed at BlizzCon.
Chris’ announcement is lengthy and you can read his letter to the community after the break.