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Michael Chu, Lead Writer for Overwatch, Leaves Blizzard

Looks back at what Overwatch means to him

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Michael Chu, the lead writer for Overwatch, has left Blizzard.

The announcement came in the form of a blog from Michael who looked back on his time at Blizzard,

“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. From the battles between the races of Azeroth in Warcraft to the corruption of humanity as pawns of the Eternal Conflict in Diablo, I was lucky enough to tell stories in these amazing universes and help bring them to life. And I have had the great fortune to get to know and interact with the passionate global community that played our games.”

He continued, discussing his time spent on Overwatch and what that meant to him to bring a game of diversity and inclusion to market. He spoke about how Overwatch was a life-changing experience for him in its ability to tell stories,

“Overwatch and its consistently generous and inspiring community have only reinforced that belief. 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.”

He concluded looking forward to “new dreams” and how he aims to continue to tell stories and unite people through the power of games.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.