Co-founder and president of Blizzard Entertainment, Mike Morhaime, has stepped down from running the show after some 20 years.
He’s still going to be a part of the company – originally known as Silicon & Synapse – that he helped forge with Frank Pearce and Allen Adham, but in an advisory capacity.
Stepping into the bigwig position will be WoW executive producer J. Allen Brack, who’s been at the company for 12 years.
According to a post on the Blizzard website, Morhaime is right behind the move.
“J. is an inspiring leader who has shown unwavering commitment to Blizzard’s community in his 12 years with the company. His leadership on World of Warcraft leveraged his vision, creativity, and commitment to quality, and together with the rest of the dev team helped deliver an experience that is unprecedented in our industry. I couldn’t be happier for J. and know that Blizzard will continue to make great games with him at the helm.”
Morhaime also gives thanks to the massive Blizzard community in his post.
“It has been an honour to serve this community for over 27 years, and I thank you for your many years of support. I look forward to being a member of the community alongside you. See you on Battle.net!”