September 26, 2022

Overwatch 2's main character designer has left the company

Overwatch 2’s main character designer has left the company

Jeff Goodman, one of the lead developers behind Beloved Note and watch Characters like Tracer, Mercy, and D. Va no longer work for Activision Blizzard. A Blizzard spokesperson told the press that Goodman “made the decision to leave Blizzard earlier this year”. PC Gamer first I reported the news on Tuesday.

As lead game designer at Blizzard Entertainment, Goodman was responsible for creating and balancing playable heroes in this team-based multiplayer shooter game. Note and watch and its supplement. Before starting work Note and watchGoodman worked as an interview designer world of canswhere he designed boss battles.

Here is the full statement Activision Blizzard released to PC Gamer upon its departure:

We thank Jeff for his many years of service at Blizzard and wish him all the best. His ability to revive Overwatch’s diverse roster of heroes through gameplay has been amazing, and the mark he left in the Warcraft and Overwatch teams will be felt for years to come.

News in another speed bump in the release Monitor 2. Note and watch Game Director Jeff Kaplan He left the company in 2021, marking a notable departure from the team leadership. And now news of Goodman’s departure comes just weeks before the scheduled release of Monitor 2 On October 4. The playable heroes he helped revive have a longstanding interest in the stylized shooter and form a central aspect of the gameplay. Note and watch. Recently, the developers announced the next new hero of the game: Kiriko, a ninja who will help you You feel cold during recovery.

Polygon has reached out to Activision Blizzard for comment and will update the article as we hear back.