General Manager of the Warcraft franchise John Hight has announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment. He is leaving the company after nearly 13 years of service.

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“This was a tough decision, but I feel now is the right time: the Warcraft universe is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and it is in a great place,” Hight wrote on X.

Hight mentioned that he wants to "begin a new quest." He will continue to work in the gaming industry but is not ready to provide details about his next project yet.

Hight joined Blizzard in November 2011, becoming the executive producer of World of Warcraft. He took on the role of General Manager of the franchise in 2021. During his time at Blizzard, he contributed to numerous expansions for World of Warcraft, including Mists of Pandaria, Legion, and Dragonflight, as well as to games such as Hearthstone, Diablo IV, Warcraft Rumble, and many others. Before Blizzard, Hight worked at Sony, Atari, and Electronic Arts.


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