Blizzard continues to lose pieces: Overwatch executive producer leaves the company

Blizzard continues to lose pieces: Overwatch executive producer leaves the company

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Blizzard continues to lose pieces: Overwatch executive producer leaves the company

Chacko Sonny’s farewell to Blizzard after 5 years.

Chacko Sonny, executive producer of Overwatch, announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment. This is the latest high-profile departure from a firm still embroiled in multiple legal disputes arising from a California lawsuit accusing the company of a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination within the company.

News of Sonny’s departure comes via Bloomberg, who claims the Overwatch producer told staff his last day would be this Friday, describing his time at Blizzard as “an absolute privilege and one of the best experiences of my career“In a separate email, Blizzard co-leaders, Jen Oneal And Mike Ybarra they called Sonny “a caring leader“and Bloomberg reports that the employees he spoke to say that Sonny was highly respected within the company and that they were unaware of any allegations against him. An official statement provided to Polygon confirms Sonny’s departure, adding that he’s leaving for “take a break after 5 years of service“.

Sonny, who was overseeing the development of Overwatch 2, leaves Blizzard almost exactly five months after the high-profile departure of Overwatch director and vice president of Blizzard Entertainment Jeff Kaplan. However, despite these significant changes in senior staff, Blizzard insists Overwatch 2 is doing “excellent progress” and “it is in the final stages of production“.

Sonny’s departure comes at an extremely difficult time for the parent company Activision Blizzard, which has been embroiled in multiple legal disputes following the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) harassment and abuse allegations.

Earlier this month, employees filed a new lawsuit accusing the company of using “coercive tactics” to prevent organizational efforts to improve working conditions, while the DFEH recently updated its initial lawsuit, claiming the department Activision Human Resources Blizzard destroyed personnel complaint documents.

Source: Eurogamer.net.

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