In a submit on the World of Warcraft website, Warcraft basic supervisor John Hight stated “It is with nice pleasure that I announce Chris Metzen has joined the Warcraft Leadership Team as Creative Advisor. Chris’s focus initially shall be on World of Warcraft, then his work will broaden to different initiatives throughout this rising franchise.
— John Hight (@JHight_Gamer) December 15, 2022
“Chris was one of many unique staff members engaged on the Warcraft universe again when it started in 1994, and we’re so completely satisfied to be reuniting him with the world he helped create.”
Metzen left Blizzard in 2016 after an virtually 23-year profession with the corporate. He was instrumental within the creation of the Warcraft universe again within the mid-90s, and has since served as inventive director on quite a few Blizzard initiatives, together with his well-respected tenure as lead and author on Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. He was additionally the creator of Overwatch’s Soldier 76, and is thought by followers because the voice of Thrall, one in every of Warcraft’s most essential orc characters.
After leaving Blizzard, Metzen arrange tabletop gaming firm Warchief Gaming in 2020, which final yr launched its first challenge, Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent.
Metzen’s return to Blizzard sees him reunited with the universe he created as a inventive advisor. While the job initially sees him advising the World of Warcraft staff, he’ll ultimately broaden to assist different initiatives within the franchise (presumably Hearthstone.)
World of Warcraft has simply expanded once more with Dragonflight, which we described as “a sharply-written and breathtaking expertise for the primary few dozen hours, however suffers from considerably threadbare endgame choices” in our evaluate.