OverwatchDeveloper Blizzard Entertainment announced that his illegal bounty hunter Jesse McCray has a new name: he is now Col Cassidy Friday via Twitter. That new name will begin to appear in Overwatch October 26.
Blizzard changed McCree’s name as part of a broader plan to delete references to real-life developers and former studio employees after the lawsuit. In July, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued the parent company Activision Blizzard, claiming that it fostered a “fraternity boy culture” that exposed female employees to sexual harassment and discrimination based on gender.
The developer is in World of Warcraft with Overwatch Since then promised to delete references to anyone involved in the lawsuit-including renaming roles and locations named after employees.These include former Blizzard Entertainment employee Jesse McCray, whose name is for OverwatchCowboy hero with gun.
In August, the Overwatch development team announced the change of McCree’s name. The team said in a statement, “it is necessary to change the name of the hero currently known as McCree to something more representative. Overwatch represent. The developers stated that this change will affect the planned in-game narrative arc focused on McRae.
“Looking forward, the characters in the game will no longer be named after real employees, and we will be more deliberate in adding real-world reference materials to future Overwatch content,” the developer said.
The commitment has been extended to Overwatch 2, Mentioned earlier the former Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan. Kaplan left Blizzard Entertainment in April and was quoted on the sign of a pizzeria in the sequel to the map of New York City, which has been modified.