Chris Metzen Returns to Blizzard as Executive Creative Director for World of Warcraft
Legendary Veteran Chris Metzen, Key Figure in Warcraft Universe's Development, Takes on Crucial Role in Shaping World of Warcraft's Future
Blizzard Entertainment has made a monumental announcement that heralds the return of a legendary figure to the World of Warcraft team. Chris Metzen, who dedicated 23 years to the company before his retirement in 2016, is making a full-time comeback to Blizzard, as reported by VGC.
In an official statement posted on World of Warcraft’s Twitter account, it was revealed that Chris Metzen, a pivotal creative force behind the Warcraft universe, has taken on the role of executive creative director. The announcement read, “Right now, [Metzen’s] main focus is supporting our World of Warcraft leadership in crafting the next generation of adventures. Chris was instrumental in developing the foundations of the Warcraft universe, and we are thrilled for him to re-join our teams in shaping what’s to come.”
Although Metzen had returned to the studio in an advisory capacity last year, this move represents a significant escalation of his involvement.