Chris Metzen is un-retiring after six years, returning to Blizzard

Blizzard veteran Chris Metzen has introduced a shock return to the corporate six years after he introduced his retirement from the video games business.

In 2016, Metzen introduced his shock retirement after 23 years with the corporate.

“The reason I use the word ‘retire’”, he stated on the time, “is because I’m not going to some other company or starting up new projects or anything remotely like that. It’s been a long, amazing stretch of years. Now it’s time to slow it down. Rest. Lay around on the couch and get fat.”

Now, he has introduced plans to return as a artistic advisor engaged on the Warcraft franchise, as confirmed by Warcraft normal supervisor John Hight on Twitter.

Hight wrote: “It is with nice pleasure that I announce Chris Metzen has joined the Warcraft Leadership Team as artistic advisor.

“Chris’s focus initially will be on World Of Warcraft, then his work will expand to other projects across this growing franchise.”

“Chris was one of the original team members working on the Warcraft universe back when it began in 1994, and we are so happy to be reuniting him with the world he helped creative.”

Last summer season, Metzen issued a press release following the information of the lawsuit in opposition to Activision Blizzard.

He stated: “There is no excuse. We failed too many people when they needed us because we had the privilege of not noticing, not engaging, not creating necessary space for the colleagues who needed us as leaders.”

“Words are cheap. Not sure what grand, sweeping promises really do either, Accountability starts with people. Not corporations, or platitudes, or ‘values cast in iron around a statue,” he added.

Metzen is thought to have labored intently with World Of Warcraft’s former artistic director Alex Afasiabi, who was named within the Activision Blizzard lawsuit.

The lawsuit itself states Afrasiabi “was permitted to engage in blatant sexual harassment with little to no repercussions” and that he would harass feminine workers throughout Blizz Con.

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