Warcraft’s Rob Pardo Leaves Blizzard


The next Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo games might feel like they’re missing something.

Blizzard Entertainment’s chief creative officer Rob Pardo has left the company. Pardo has been at Blizzard for almost twenty years, and served as a lead designer on Warcraft III and World of Warcraft. He’s had a hand in pretty much every other Blizzard game, and even helped consult on the upcoming Warcraft movie. Before he joined Blizzard, he worked as a producer on games like Wolfenstein 3D, Descent, and Mortal Kombat.

In a statement on the official Blizzard website, Pardo says that he’s enjoyed working at the company and is proud of the games he’s helped make. He hasn’t revealed why he’s leaving, but says he’s pursuing a new chapter in his career and will offer more details soon. He adds that “the game industry is such an exciting place right now with PC gaming thriving, the new consoles, mobile games, and virtual reality becoming an actual reality.” Perhaps that’s a hint about what kind of games he plans to make in the future.

You can watch our last interview with Rob Pardo on their recent game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by clicking here.

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