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Activision Blizzard has confirmed that two key Diablo 4 builders are not employed on the firm.
Initially reported by Kotaku, Diablo 4 director, Luis Barriga, and lead designer, Jesse McCree, are confirmed to not be working at Activision Blizzard. As well as, World of Warcraft designer Jonathan LeCraft is not employed on the firm.
Activision Blizzard confirmed these departures in a press release to Kotaku which acknowledged:
“We can confirm Luis Barriga, Jesse McCree, and Jonathan LeCraft are no longer with the company.
“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.”
Based on Kotaku’s report, the three builders have since been faraway from Blizzard’s inner worker listing and Slack channels. Barriga and McCree’s developer headshots and bios have additionally been faraway from the corporate’s press website (which SociallyTrend has confirmed).
Activision Blizzard has not confirmed a motive for these departures.
Blizzard's newest departures
Barriga, McCree and LeCraft have left Activision Blizzard carefully after former president J. Allen Brack stepped down from his function to "pursue different alternatives." Jesse Meschuk, Blizzard's Senior Vice President for International HR, additionally departed the corporate lately.
Activision Blizzard is at the moment embroiled in ongoing litigation with reference to claims of a office tradition that allegedly enabled acts of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. It has not been confirmed that the continuing litigation and departures are linked in any method.
It’s unclear whether or not the departures of Barriga and McCree, two of Diablo 4’s most senior employees, and the continuing litigation towards Activision Blizzard will have an effect on Diablo 4’s growth right now.