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Dave Kosak, who moved from WoW to Hearthstone in 2016, announced on Twitter he's leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 12 years.
Dave, also known as "Fargo," was the Lead Narrative Designer for World of Warcraft before becoming a member of the Hearthstone team. He also wrote the Edge of Night short story, where Sylvanas made a pact with the Jailer.
Recently, he announced he's leaving Blizzard Entertainment.
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Chris Metzen left Blizzard in 2016 after 22 years at the company. After recuperating from the burnout at Blizzard, Metzen announced Warchief Gaming, a tabletop game company that he founded with Mike Gilmartin.
The company won't produce video games, though, as they strive to revive offline tabletop games. Chris Metzen revealed to VentureBeat that he didn't want to return to a big game company and be a giant corporate officer, and he's genuinely excited by the simplicity of tabletop games.
You can read the full interview over at VentureBeat.
Activision Blizzard is planning to close down Blizzard offices in Versailles, and so the union representing Blizzard workers went on strike, and we have players joining the strike in-game.
French streamer ZoltanTV shared a screenshot of players protesting against Blizzard EU in the game. Even though I fail to comprehend how paying one's monthly subscription to a company that you protest against counts as protesting (I obviously mean the players here not Zoltan), but here goes nothing!
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According to Bloomberg, Activision Blizzard informed employees Tuesday morning that they will be closing their second-largest office in France.
Activision Blizzard has many offices worldwide, and the French office located in Versailles employs at least 400 people, most of which provide Customer Service for EU players.
Originally, the company planned to relocate half of its employees to London. However, due to Brexit and the ongoing health crisis, Bloomberg reports they have completely decided to scrap that idea and close the Versailles office.
It's not clear how many people will lose their jobs and how many will be allowed to relocate to different offices, but French labor laws force companies to negotiate significant compensation packages for employees caught in mass layoffs, according to Bloomberg.
Apparently, the French employees were told they would learn more information next week, and an Activision Blizzard spokesperson did not make an official statement just yet.
You can read the full article over on Bloomberg here.
WarCraft 3: Reforged was always hoped to be a platform for potential mod remakes of the earlier games and much more creativity besides, but after the very rocky launch that seemed to fall to the wayside a bit. But now we have a really great project to look forward to, as Chronicles of the Second War, a WC2: Tides of Darkness remake is in testing and already has 4 missions ready, as well as a cool trailer!
You can download the mod, for now featuring just the first 4 missions over at HiveWorkshop!
A dedicated team is working on this awesome project and have already done a whole lot, from the new unit models, campaign implementation and so much more. You can check out their aims, features for the mod and everyone involved below:
And here's a slightly earlier video showcasing the Orcs: