Is Blizzard understaffed? Diablo IV Lead Systems Designer Leaves Team For World of Warcraft


Is Blizzard understaffed? Diablo IV Lead Systems Designer Leaves Team For World of Warcraft

Edition Game Pressure drew attention to LinkedIn-profile David Kim (David Kim) from the company Blizzard Entertainment: until recently he worked in the position of a leading designer Diablo IV systems, and now took over as Chief Game Designer World of Warcraft.


On the one hand, there is nothing strange about the transition – Kim went for a promotion, although he changed the project. On the other hand, it is still unclear what state Diablo IV is in right now. Since the demonstration of the game at BlizzCon 2019, developers only told some details within the framework of quarterly reports on the progress of production and sharing concept artami or screenshots. It is unlikely that David Kim has completed his work on the project, given the importance of his position. Apparently, it was thrown over to World of Warcraft to tidy up the latest Shadowlands expansion, after all, it’s not for nothing that its release was shifted to  November 24.

The news of David Kim’s transfer from one Blizzard project to another sounds even more disturbing given the latest information about the founding of Dreamhaven and Frost Giant. They were created by Metelitsa veterans who worked for the company for many years. Blizzard may have run out of talent in leadership roles following the departure of several key developers. There were no official comments on this matter.

Diablo IV will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The release date is still unknown.



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