Chris Metzen Returns to Blizzard as Executive Creative Director for World of Warcraft

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

Metzen’s association with the series traces all the way back to 1994 with Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, where he contributed to concept art, illustrations, and documentation. This classic real-time strategy game served as the initial introduction to the Warcraft universe, laying the groundwork for a series that would eventually spawn one of the most acclaimed MMOs in history.

The tweet also disclosed that Metzen will be making an appearance at the upcoming BlizzCon, Blizzard’s annual convention scheduled for this November. Blizzard stated, “At Blizzcon, [Metzen] and the team will be sharing what we’ve been working on. We hope to see you there!”

Metzen not only served as the creative director for the influential RTS title Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos but also made substantial contributions in scriptwriting, artwork, and voice work for World of Warcraft leading up to its 2004 launch. He is particularly renowned for lending his voice to Thrall, a prominent figure in the Warcraft narrative, known as an orc leader and freedom fighter.