Overwatch executive producer leaves Blizzard

Blizzard lost an Overwatch leader of Chacko Sonny, who served as the executive producer of the franchise, including a leadership role in Overwatch 2. The resignation occurred in a series of civil rights and equal pay lawsuits against Activision Blizzard, including accusing it of fostering a toxic workplace culture full of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Bloomberg According to reports, Sonny notified the team of his resignation last week, and his last day was Friday, September 24. According to him, Sonny joined Blizzard in 2016 as the production director of Overwatch, and was promoted to an executive position two years later. LinkedIn contour.

Blizzard representatives and Polygon There was no mention of the lawsuit, telling the media that Sonny would leave “to ask for leave after 5 years of service.”Employees who spoke to Blizzard Bloomberg They also said that they did not know of any accusations against Sonny and that he was very popular in generalFor now, Sonny does not seem to have the same troubles as other leaders involved in the lawsuit.resistanceRegardless of the reason for his resignation, this is another high-profile resignation after “Overwatch” director Jeff Kaplan left the company in April.

Although it seems to have raised another red flag for the development of Overwatch 2, Blizzard told Polygon that the game has entered the final stages of production, and the team is making “excellent progress” overall. Overwatch 2 does not have a release window, but it is expected to be launched in 2022.

Sonny’s departure is another tumultuous reorganization of Activision Blizzard over the past few months. This week, as the Federal Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission (Securities and Exchange Commission) launches its own investigation of the company, their troubles will only get worse. Among other things, the US Securities and Exchange Commission wanted to obtain documents and other communications concerning the company’s handling of many of its employee allegations. Activision CEO Bobby Kotic and other senior executives were summoned. Activision said it is cooperating with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation.

[Sources: Bloomberg, Polygon]