Blizzard's Chris Metzen Has Retired

Posted by HardOCP News 2:50 PM (CDT)

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Chris Metzen announced via this forum post that he is retiring from Blizzard. According to Chris, he isn't leaving Blizzard to pursue other ventures or start a new company, he's doing it right and retiring so he can enjoy his life, wife and kids while he's still young enough to do so.

The reason I use the word "retire" is because I’m not going to some other company or starting up new projects or anything remotely like that. It’s been a long, amazing stretch of years. Now it’s time to slow it down. Rest. Lay around on the couch and get fat. Well, fatter.... Seriously though, I’ll be focusing on the one thing that matters most to me in all the worldآ—my family. They’re the core of my life and the source of my deepest joy and inspiration.