Chris Metzen

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 2 is another must-read When the first volume of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Chronicle series hit the shelves last year, it managed to clarify thousands of years of not just Azeroth’s history, but the entire Warcraft universe. Released earlier this week, the second volume of the collection picks up right where the first book left off. But it also...

Chris Metzen’s going away present is this amazing statue Chris Metzen, Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard, announced his retirement on Monday and it turns out it was effective today. To commemorate Metzen’s contributions not only to Blizzard, but the gaming community, a ceremony was held presenting him with a mockup of a statue of him and Baby Winston from the Overwatch recall animated short....




Know Your Lore: The legacy of Chris Metzen Earlier this week, Chris Metzen announced his retirement from Blizzard. He’s worn a lot of hats over the last twenty-three years with the company. Out of all those hats, the one he wore best of all was the one that had him spinning and shaping stories for every franchise Blizzard Entertainment has. It might seem...

Chris Metzen announces his retirement from Blizzard One of the early hires at Blizzard and the current Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment, Chris Metzen has announced his retirement today after 22 years with the company. Instrumental in the development of the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises as well as the development of the Warcraft movie, Chris...

Behind the scenes of the Warcraft movie with Chris Metzen Warcraft simply wouldn’t be Warcraft without Chris Metzen — his role directing and shaping the story of the franchise began all the way back with the first RTS games. In a recent tweet from the official Warcraft Twitter, Metzen takes us behind the scenes on the set of the Warcraft movie, where he gets to...

Blizzard on Titan: We failed in every way a project can fail We’ll never see Titan, Blizzard’s ill-fated sci-fi MMO. In Blizzard’s rush to make another World of Warcraft, they pushed forward on an overly ambitious idea that just didn’t turn into a fun game according to Mike Morhaime after Titan’s cancelation. (Though I would still totally play a Blizzard sci-fi MMO. Come on, World of StarCraft!) Still, even from the...




Blizzard and Scholastic to release children’s book series World of Warcraft: Traveler Today Blizzard announced a new series of books for kids ages 8-12 called World of Warcraft: Traveler. Created in partnership with noted publisher for children Scholastic Books, Traveler follows the journey of a young human finding his way and trying to survive in the wilds of Azeroth. The art by Samwise Didier in the video announcement seems to...

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 1: Essential reading for lore buffs When World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 1 was announced, you could say I was excited — a book that covers all of Azeroth’s history and fills in many of the blanks surrounding Azeroth’s creation and evolution? Sign me up. Both Matthew Rossi and myself have spent the last several years speculating and trying to fill...



Blizzard execs talk mobile and improving the gaming community Last week VentureBeat interviewed three big names at Blizzard Entertainment about mobile games, esports, and the future of the company. Blizzard President and co-founder Mike Morhaime, Senior Vice President and co-founder Frank Pearce, and Senior Vice President Chris Metzen all chimed in on various aspects of the company’s development over the past twenty-five years and...