Overwatch 2 lead hero designer Geoff Goodman has left Blizzard. First reported by PC gamerThe longtime Blizzard employee decided to leave the company “earlier this year,” according to a statement from Blizzard to The edge. Blizzard’s full response reads:
“We thank Geoff for his years of service at Blizzard and wish him all the best. His ability to bring to life overwatch‘s diverse roster of heroes through gameplay has been incredible, and the mark he has left on the Warcraft and overwatch teams will be felt for years to come.”
The loss of Overwatch 2The hero’s chief designer is an ironically timed blow, as a few days ago, Kiriko, the game’s 35th hero, has been revealed.
Her family has followed traditions for generations. Now it’s time for change. This is Kiriko’s story. pic.twitter.com/caghTkmAfe
— Overwatch (@OverwatchEU) September 20, 2022
Overwatch 2‘s development suffered several setbacks, including a lengthy development cycle and the loss of high ranking developers amid the company’s sexual harassment and discrimination charges. Goodman is now the second notable Geoff (albeit with a different spelling) to use the . leaves Overwatch 2 project. Last year, Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch 2‘s beloved director, left the company after nearly 20 years.