Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of some of the most epic and iconic PC games ever developed is now working on a new project. In an announcement by David Kim, longtime lead balance designer on StarCraft II, he expressed his heartfelt goodbye to the StarCraft community on the Blizzard forums:
I’ve reached a point in my career where I’ve decided to branch out to a different project, to explore, learn, and grow as a game designer. This other project will be right here at Blizzard, so I hope working on this next game will be as awesome as my experience working on SC2 and with the community. The rest of the SC2 balance team will continue to make updates, and communication with the community will not be interrupted.
There has also been several job listings at Blizzard for a new “Unannounced Project”:
Tom ‘Kalgan‘ Chilton, One of the original six game designers and then game director of World of Warcraft has already made the move to the unannounced project saying:
It’s with a mix of excitement, sadness, and gratitude that I’m saying farewell to the WoW team and moving on to a new adventure within Blizzard. My personal journey working on WoW as Game Director is at an end, but my journey with Blizzard isn’t. I’ll still be here, but will be focusing on another project within the company.
Several other big names at Blizzard have also expressed their interest in the project including Dustin Browder, Former game director on Heroes of the Storm who talked about it briefly back in December 2016. Even Allen Adham, one of the original co-founders of Blizzard, was also talked into coming back to Blizzard after a long time away from the company in order to bring fresh ideas to the table.
Whatever the unannounced project may be, it’s very exciting and welcomed news for PC gaming.