Overwatch Lead Writer Michael Chu Leaves Blizzard

Michael Chu announced his departure from Blizzard on Wednesday.
Michael Chu announced his departure from Blizzard on Wednesday. | Photo by Michael Chu

Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu announced his departure Wednesday from Blizzard after spending over 20 years at the company.

Chu took to Twitter to make the announcement after posting a farewell to the company in a blog post.

"When I first walked through the doors of Blizzard Entertainment twenty years ago, my only dream was to help make the games I had spent countless hours of my life playing. From the battles between the races of Azeroth in Warcraft to the corruption of humanity as pawns of the Eternal Conflict in Diablo, I was lucky enough to tell stories in these amazing universes and help bring them to life. And I have had the great fortune to get to know and interact with the passionate global community that played our games," Chu said in a blog post.

Chu's portfolio of games he's worked on include Diablo III, World of Warcraft, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Overwatch and its sequel in development.

Blizzard hasn't announced who will take over for Chu's responsibilities, particularly on Overwatch 2.