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Chris Metzen Returns to Blizzard as Creative Advisor - 23 Years Later!

December 16th
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Chris Metzen Returns to Blizzard as Creative Advisor - 23 Years Later!

Blizzard Welcomes Back Chris Metzen as Creative Advisor!

It's a reunion 23 years in the making! Chris Metzen, veteran designer of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo, has returned to Blizzard as a creative advisor.

In a post on the World of Warcraft website, Warcraft general manager John Hight announced the exciting news. "We are so happy to be reuniting Chris with the world he helped create," Hight said.

For those unfamiliar with the gaming industry, Metzen was instrumental in the creation of the Warcraft universe back in 1994. He has served as creative director on numerous Blizzard projects, including the highly acclaimed Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Fans will also recognize Metzen as the creator of Overwatch's beloved character, Soldier 76, and the voice of Thrall in Warcraft.

After leaving Blizzard in 2016, Metzen started tabletop gaming company Warchief Gaming in 2020. The company's first project, Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent, was launched last year.

Metzen's return to Blizzard will see him reuniting with the universe he helped create as a creative advisor. While his role initially focuses on World of Warcraft, it is expected to expand to other projects within the franchise.

Gamers and Blizzard fans everywhere are thrilled to have Metzen back on the team. His creativity and talent have contributed to some of the most beloved games in the industry, and we can't wait to see what he brings to the table in his new role. Welcome back, Chris!

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