Michael Chu, the lead writer for the Overwatch series, has announced he has left from Blizzard Entertainment. According to Michael Chu, he is moving on to new adventures, after twenty years of working at Blizzard Entertainment.
When I first walked through the doors of Blizzard Entertainment twenty years ago, my only dream was to help make the games I had spent countless hours of my life playing.
He described working on Overwatch an amazing experience, one that he will treasure forever. Chu said he was lucky enough to tell stories from amazing universes and help bring them to life. He also thanked everyone for their support over the years.
Overwatch has been a life-changing experience. I have always felt that games and the stories they tell have the unique ability to bring people closer together, and that the empathy you feel from stepping into someone else’s shoes, even virtually, can bridge the gap between miles, cultures, and nations.
Michael Chu has worked on several other series like Diablo, Warcraft, Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
I’ve heard stories of people learning a new language after hearing a line of dialogue, people feeling inspired to take a trip to a new place after “visiting” it in-game, and people meeting teammates across languages and borders to take up the cause of making our world a better place.
Lastly, Chu says he wants to continue to tell these stories and build worlds that unite people through games. We wish him good luck in his future endeavors.
Twenty years after first walking through the doors at Blizzard, I’m moving on to new adventures! Overwatch has been an amazing experience and one that I will treasure forever. Thank you to everyone for your support over the years! https://t.co/rG4zPe9SGC
— Michael Chu ?? (@westofhouse) March 11, 2020
You can read Chu’s full post at his personal blog here.