There’s more upset at Blizzard today with news that Diablo 4 game director Luis Barriga and lead designer Jesse McCree have been let go by the company.
According to Kotaku, and a later statement released by Blizzard, these two members of the Diablo 4 team are the latest fallout from the sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit. Blizzard has released the following statement on the departures.
We have a deep, talented roster of developers already in place and new leaders have been assigned where appropriate. We are confident in our ability to continue progress, deliver amazing experiences to our players, and move forward to ensure a safe, productive work environment for all.
Things have not been going well since the lawsuit came to light, multiple key players have been let go, World of Warcraft players have been leaving the game, and Blizzard’s previous reputation has taken a massive hit.
Overall, much of the internal mess at Blizzard has left fans of their games annoyed at what’s been happening at the company, and rightly so. Change needs to come fast so it’s no surprise more people have been given their marching orders.