See who resigned. Chris Metzen left Blizzard as a lead designer
14 September 2016
At the age of 42 years, he retired senior vice president of Blizzard Entertainment Christopher Vincent Metzen. In this role, designer, artist and voice actor the world's leading game development has worked in '23 since 1993, Chris became known scenarios of fictional universes in the three biggest games of Blizzard Entertainment, who won the hearts of fans and received awards among specialists, - StarCraft , Warcraft and Diablo. Metzen has published his works under the name "Thundergod". Chris Metzen also took an active part in the creation of sound and animated character characters Blizzard games. His name is also a comic book series based on the possible future of the Second Civil War in the United States. And on September 12, he wrote a farewell letter to the fans, and he retired.
"Of course, when I started, I did not have absolutely no idea what to do. There was no idea how to create a game or build entertainment products.
But I had an insatiable passion for ideas. For stories. For the characters and the characters "
Chris Metzen stood at the origins of one of the largest companies in the world. His illustrations and scripts to Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness steel hand and the hallmark of Blizzard Entertainment. And in 1996, he and a colleague created the world of Diablo. Script and concept StarCraft also carry the personal touches of its creator - Christopher Metzen.
Besides design and animation, Chris was also engaged in the selection of actors to voice the characters of games. And he sounded. For example, Thrall (Thrall) in Warcraft, King skeletons in Diablo and StarCraft Ghost to speak the voice of Christopher.
Outside of work he was interested in comics. Comic series "Soldier: 76", created by Chris, was the basis of the shooter Overwatch.
Chris Metzen of Blizzard Entertainment leaves after 23 wonderful years of creativity. According to the designer, he did not intend to create a new project or another company.
"It was a time when friendship and imagination are inextricably linked.
The reason why I call it "retier" is not what I'm going to start new projects or other companies. Even remotely is not the case. They were amazing long years of strife and stress of those years. Now slow down time. Time relax. Lie down on a sofa and a little fat.
To love my wife and children, with all the power - this is now my career"