Blizzard Lose Another Key Veteran Dev, Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Leaves Activision Blizzard

20.04.2021
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SOURCE 1: playoverwatch.com/en-us/news/23665015/
SOURCE 2: www.ign.com/articles/overwatch-director-jeff-kaplan-leaves-blizzard-entertainment?
SOURCE 3: www.dreamhaven.com/news/announcement
SOURCE 4: twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1308722289903632384
SOURCE 5: kotaku.com/with-activisions-influence-growing-blizzard-is-cutting-1831263741www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2020/09/23/mike-morhaime-blizzard-dreamhaven/
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  • The old Blizzard is slowly but surely disappearing. SURPRISE MECHANICS (MERCH): www.yongyea.com PATREON: www.patreon.com/yongyea TWITTER: twitter.com/yongyea TOP PATRONS [BIG BOSS] - Charlie Galvin - DatadyneExecutive - Devon B - Jonathan Ball - Joseph Lavoie - WECKmaster329 - Zergling50 [BOSS] - Gerardo Andrade - Joe Hunt - MD archenangel - Michael Redmond - Peter Vrba - Sarano - Shepard Gaming - skyrimfan14 - Time Dragonlord [LEGENDARY] - BattleBladeWar - NEO JASON VAMP - The Brothers Tiegs - Theron Webb - Yue

    YongYeaYongYea22 päivää sitten
    • Do you wear your own merch in public?

      CencilCencil19 päivää sitten
    • going going gone

      Marked AshamedMarked Ashamed20 päivää sitten
    • down hill for them. they aren't what they used to be.

      Media PoolMedia Pool21 päivä sitten
    • Activision strikes again in its mission to destroy all game companies it comes into contact with. Their bloated corpses stretch as far as the eye can see in a futile attempt to satiate Bobby Grotick's endless, fathomless greed.

      Phoenix ZappaPhoenix Zappa21 päivä sitten
  • I mean look what they did with Hearthstone after Ben Brode left. I fear same will be this time. Rip OW.

    NomikoNomiko2 päivää sitten
  • Activision..... fucking kills everything they touch, SOOOO much love for Mike.

    Henry RaveloHenry Ravelo3 päivää sitten
  • 2016 : hey papa Jeff 2021 : FUCK YOU DAD FOR LEAVING ME

    kitsune Studiokitsune Studio3 päivää sitten
  • There are so many great games out there. I hope the people with misplaced loyalty in (activision) blizzard realize that and move on.

    CreativeUsernameEhCreativeUsernameEh6 päivää sitten
  • Its the age of indie and JRPG.

    PuchimonExtremePuchimonExtreme6 päivää sitten
  • Cool, Cool... i still MOURN the departure of Chris Metzen... THE person that made Blizz games FUN

    Alexander GromAlexander Grom9 päivää sitten
  • *Jeff Kaplan has left the chat* *Bobby Kotick has entered the chat* Bobby: I am in the Blizzard house baby!!! Time to milk Blizzard to death!!!

    wktjan4286wktjan42869 päivää sitten
  • BYE BYE OVERWATCH 2.

    wktjan4286wktjan42869 päivää sitten
  • You don't spend 19 years in a company creating dreams just to quit because, all of a sudden, you feel tired creating dreams.

    KnusperkeksKnusperkeks11 päivää sitten
  • no more seniority.

    Jeremy FisherJeremy Fisher12 päivää sitten
  • 🌚 feeling like somebody took Jeff out, plenty of em are dipping

    ⭐️ star power time ⏱⭐️ star power time ⏱12 päivää sitten
  • People really need to start standing up against these leech companies like Activision and EA

    JojoTheGogo BayoyoJojoTheGogo Bayoyo12 päivää sitten
  • Good. Good. Let the rot they've become dissolve their festering corpse to dust. The only one who can kill blizzard, is blizzard

    Ben WBen W13 päivää sitten
  • My question is that why Blizzard isn't doing Bungie's and leave the company?

    Mr. BlamedMr. Blamed14 päivää sitten
  • I just saw this article called: “New Overwatch 2 director has plans to copy Warzone, Fortnite with ‘live service’ updates” Things are not looking good for overwatch 😒😡

    Limit BreakerLimit Breaker14 päivää sitten
  • Jeff Kaplan sux! Perhaps Blizzard will be much better without him

    thePR3TEND3RthePR3TEND3R15 päivää sitten
  • "Hi, this is Jeff from the Overwatch team"

    FuskFusk15 päivää sitten
  • Im now scared for OW 2

    Social GamingSocial Gaming15 päivää sitten
  • Damn Overwatch is doomed...

    RanzbertRanzbert15 päivää sitten
  • Activision done fucked up haha good for jeff!!

    MarvMarv15 päivää sitten
  • But Jeff *IS* Overwatch.

    Glen GillilandGlen Gilliland16 päivää sitten
  • Rip overwatch

    eric curtiseric curtis16 päivää sitten
  • This makes me VERY worried about Overwatch 2

    LegokidLegokid16 päivää sitten
  • Well shit, I honestly thought blizzard might pull a bungie and rebound but I can see that shit isn't happening. That ship is sinking and the hand full of individuals with any goodwill are jumping overboard.

    Count DookuCount Dooku17 päivää sitten
  • SELL ALL BLIZZARD STOCK, GAME IS SINKING TOGETHER WITH EM!!!!

    antonio vedenbulantonio vedenbul17 päivää sitten
    • I image blizzard will be closed along with other Activision has close to many development studios or made them work on the call of duty franchise

      KevinGame3KevinGame315 päivää sitten
  • Bet you Mike poached him.

    VeralionVeralion17 päivää sitten
  • 7:30 Sorry, but even before the years of ATVI payment at Blizzard was among the lowest in the industry and they would basically abuse the passion of new employees for crunch and low payments.

    Nightstalker314Nightstalker31417 päivää sitten
  • rip daddy kaplan

    THATpower 11THATpower 1117 päivää sitten
  • Overwatch also introduced Lootboxes to Mainstream gaming, and then all the other Companies followed.

    wolverinewolverine18 päivää sitten
  • Why did he leave though, is the real question.

    Phoebe the BraixenPhoebe the Braixen18 päivää sitten
  • I remember Jeff "Keep it up for Harambe" Kaplan.

    beforeBanbeforeBan18 päivää sitten
  • Dreamhaven wouldn’t even exist if things were even halfway decent at Blizzard. But that isn’t the case Blizzard now days is Disney 2.0.

    Wolf HeartWolf Heart18 päivää sitten
  • Jeff Kaplan was trash and so is Overwatch.

    Double-EdgeDouble-Edge18 päivää sitten
  • Damn. Blizzard needs to be careful af. Blizzard has never been successful because of its IPs. Many of its core concepts where just unoriginal clones. It was the execution that made them stand out. They cannot afford a brain drain. If they aren't getting their shit together asap they might inevitably become irrelevant.

    Alioth AncalagonAlioth Ancalagon18 päivää sitten
  • I can hear the tf2 mercs laughing at blizzard right now

    Thunderwing DoomslayerThunderwing Doomslayer19 päivää sitten
  • Let see how Overwatch will become without Jeff. Just like Metal Gear Solid without Kojima

    kuaikukiakuaikukia19 päivää sitten
    • But given the arron Keller track record given he’s been in the overwatch team from the beginning so is it in the right hands?

      KevinGame3KevinGame318 päivää sitten
  • The game is currently not in a good condition. It's time for a change. Look positively into the future. Thank you Jeff Kaplan for your hard work and love. LEGEND

    SkylledSkylled19 päivää sitten
  • Just a suggestion, Yong...when preparing for videos and you see/read a word you don't know or never heard spoken out loud, just type it into an online dictionary resource real quick; they will typically have an audio file you can play so you can hear the correct pronunciation. While I enjoy your reporting style of video uploads, it takes some of the heft away when you say words incorrectly. This has happened more times than I can count, which does your (normally high quality) uploads a disservice.

    JenJoJenJo19 päivää sitten
  • Over watch is fun. Y’all should play it

    LucahzLucahz19 päivää sitten
  • Blizzard is basically the Ship of Theseus analogy of the gaming industry at this point

    Marksman230591Marksman23059119 päivää sitten
  • I don’t understand why people still support this lost company

    Stuart HallStuart Hall19 päivää sitten
  • Sad but does Activision give a fuck? No you'll still make them bills

    ATOMICATOMIC19 päivää sitten
  • This will be a day long remembered. So long Jeff, you will be missed.

    GiraffemanGiraffeman19 päivää sitten
  • holy shit, is this real? god damn Jeff was my main man for overwtach i cant even think to play it without Jeff >.

    AmonRaAmonRa19 päivää sitten
  • This really breaks my heart. I have many nostalgic memories of all the good overwatch times with papa jeff. Overwatch was dying and this puts the final nail on the coffin it seems. Such a shame. I will miss you jeff.

    D-Rabbit forD-Rabbit for19 päivää sitten
  • Overwatch continue to thrive? Where?

    ArmoredPonyArmoredPony19 päivää sitten
  • rip blizzard

    Philipp VoidPhilipp Void19 päivää sitten
  • overwatch without Jeff is the same as metal gear without Kojima. RIP overwatch.

    Captain MunchkinCaptain Munchkin19 päivää sitten
  • Can't believe that Overwatch is still relevant today

    captloki13captloki1319 päivää sitten
  • Mess with Jeff, we'll now he's left

    Lil Roach DoggLil Roach Dogg19 päivää sitten
  • Dude got fired. The recent trends of major Blizzard developers leaving is evident of this. Not to mention some of Jeff's last appearances shown no signs of distraught emotions or troubles with the his current position. His farewell letter is another evident sign which was hastily, and vertlazily, made via a text message with the ending phrase being "GG" as if Jeff was in an arguement and lost. Its weird for someone who is that happy and quit going "GG" as a farewell with no celebration with all the "friends" Jeff made over 19 years. Which is one year short of an average exec's retirement period.

    Remedy4theheartRemedy4theheart19 päivää sitten
  • So... are there anyone of the veterans even left in the company? Ship of Theseus does not even apply here, blizzard is only a shell of it’s former self, in the name only

    Danzan SandeevDanzan Sandeev20 päivää sitten
  • "Hello, this WAS Jeff from the Overwatch team"

    ShiftyShifty20 päivää sitten
  • Jeff Kaplan: Leaves Acti-Blizzard Dinoflask has left the chat.

    Never Too Old GamingNever Too Old Gaming20 päivää sitten
  • Bobby Kotick destroys everything he touches

    The GunMasterThe GunMaster20 päivää sitten
  • *sobs* im not crying you are Pepehands

    Hassan OsmanHassan Osman20 päivää sitten
  • F in the chat for Overwatch

    EVDESTROYEVDESTROY20 päivää sitten
  • I'm still looking forward to seeing what Dreamhaven comes up with. Blizzard is still festering in the toilet.

    Pro Gamer.Pro Gamer.20 päivää sitten
  • Hmm...yea I wonder "why" he left.

    Vainer CVainer C20 päivää sitten
  • I bet he left Activision Blizzard, like Stormtroopers defected from The Empire. At the very least, I'm glad that people like him have the experience, resources and contacts to make or join new studios that can *actually* produce good quality games again. *Corporate capitalism corrupts everything.*

    SeverinsenSeverinsen20 päivää sitten
  • Pronunciation note: degradate is not a word. Degrade is a word. Degradation is a word.

    Ellerbeetimes100Ellerbeetimes10020 päivää sitten
  • I thought you were going to say at the beginning "if you're no stranger to love" I got rick rolled too many times....

    Don MizhidorDon Mizhidor20 päivää sitten
  • Dang sucks to see him leave but at the same time, 19 years in a company is a long time to work there. Im not surprised though if he wanted to leave. Wonder how it will go now.

    CybermagusCybermagus20 päivää sitten
  • I guarantee he stepped down because he knows the coming backlash from OW2 is going to be legendary.

    RiverRiver20 päivää sitten
  • I don't pity Blizzard for their losses. I just pity the games and community that Blizzard has build over the years but has given up on now.

    张笑千张笑千20 päivää sitten
  • I like Morhaime's attitude. Respect the game and the player, do not worship at the altar of the dollar just because it will make you rich. I'll be watching Dreamhaven closely going forward. Because I've felt for a long time that triple-A games are empty, soul-less things barely able to call themselves games. Chris Metzen and Jeff Kaplan were the last things that made Blizzard interesting, and when Blizzard kicked Blitzchung out of the Hearthstone league for political reasons, I lost all respect and interest for Blizzard. They didn't deserve Kaplan.

    Ryan SRyan S20 päivää sitten
  • totally agree. .

    kensey76kensey7620 päivää sitten
  • I'v seen many devs making their own studios, and many of them failed, Dreamhaven will be no difference.

    Hassan GhanimHassan Ghanim20 päivää sitten
  • I thought team fortress 2 was the influential solidifier of the hero shooter? Since overwatch ripped it so hard

    2erenity2erenity20 päivää sitten
  • On the topic of Kaplan, a guildie very recently said, "When Blizzard hired Ion they thought they'd found the next Uncle Jeff, but instead, they'd found the next Afrasiabi." Which, yeah. Ion's tenure at the head of WoW's development has been nothing short of disastrous. Meanwhile, Kaplan headed up the game's most successful expansion, then moved on to Titan and took his lumps with Titan failing, only to turn the end result into a money-printing machine for Blizzard. If he ends up at Dreamhaven, I'd put money down that Dreamhaven/Moonshot are looking at making an MMORPG to see if they can't capture lightning in a bottle twice. Something that marries the best design lessons from Classic and retail WoW, taking lessons from both to take a best-of-both-worlds approach, with a fresh IP where the writers, environment artists, quest designers, and the rest of the team can stretch creative muscles that had been constrained by operating in 30-year-old IPs at Blizzard.

    ThageThage20 päivää sitten
  • finally he leaves, thank god.

    MurakumoMurakumo20 päivää sitten
  • all lower case aside from Blizzard Entertainment, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    DisembowellDisembowell20 päivää sitten
  • Drink every time he says Overwatch

    TjwaysTjways20 päivää sitten
  • Jeff Kaplan didn't want to shitty monetize OW2. Bobby Kotick wanted to shiity monetize it. OW1 wasn't as profitable as it could have been. And the OWL wasn't a success. Mark my words. OW2 is gonna have more F2P hooks in the vane of Fortnite.

    James DeRosaJames DeRosa20 päivää sitten
  • Well damn, I saw the video title and was like "wait what?!". This makes me sad. Jeff was like the soul of Overwatch, also rip the memes. Still I wish him good luck with his future endeavours.

    no2475no247520 päivää sitten
  • Blizzard must be in exponentially worse shape than anyone wants to admit. They fired 50 people last month (despite their CEO getting a massive bonus.) Michael Chu, the OW head writer, quit not that long ago after 19 years. Overwatch 2 isn't remotely close to being released and their franchise's game director quits? Yeah, this is all kinds of not good.

    James Deaux IVJames Deaux IV20 päivää sitten
  • Start raising the red flags time, it is NEVER a good sign when someone in charge leaves a project mid development, do NOT pre order overwatch 2 alerts

    ColeVecsionColeVecsion20 päivää sitten
  • Good NSFW stuff came from overwatch, not much else. Game was preety good in it's 1st year, then slowly faded away into obscurity, when Blizz struggled with balancing new characters. Hopefully mr. Kaplan finds a better place to master his craft.

    UsmValorUsmValor20 päivää sitten
  • Lol, was Overwatch thriving though? Its been in a boring slump for years now.

    Simon WestSimon West20 päivää sitten
  • Hmmm. I wonder if Jeff K could revive the Battleborn game from gearbox. They were competitors with Overwatch when the games first started.

    lostinseganetlostinseganet20 päivää sitten
  • He is the major reason why 2004-2009 wow was good. When he was taken away from wow it went downhill.

    Кирилл СолоненкоКирилл Солоненко20 päivää sitten
  • God damn it Yong it's "MOAR" "HIGH-M" not HAYM

    snozbucketsnozbucket20 päivää sitten
  • Lol I didn't even know people still play overwatch

    User 51User 5120 päivää sitten
  • Good for him, Blizzard died long ago.

    WolfvenWolfven20 päivää sitten
  • They all know it's a sinking ship everyone knew this was coming what his leaving blizzard means is that overwTch2 Is shit and Activision want them to release it because $

    Silas MarquezSilas Marquez20 päivää sitten
  • This world is going to hell, REAL fast

    Daxion The ZeraoraDaxion The Zeraora20 päivää sitten
  • blizzard? what blizzard? there is no more company by that name, there is only activishit-tencent

    Roma XRoma X21 päivä sitten
  • Activision ruined games.... That's why bungie jumped off that boat as well and said FUCK YOU ACTIVISION!!!! Great blockbuster games take years to make.... Look at minecraft..... Halo....skyrim....etc..

    Shawn McFaddenShawn McFadden21 päivä sitten
  • But mow for the most important question how will this impact the overwatch rule34

    Patrick WoodPatrick Wood21 päivä sitten
  • No MORE JEFF !!? ... MERCY is finally saved !!

    Debu NekoDebu Neko21 päivä sitten
  • Do you ever make any videos about anything positive? It's like watching television news.

    DeetsitmeisterDeetsitmeister21 päivä sitten
  • GG OW2. Dead before arrival.

    GlimpseeGlimpsee21 päivä sitten
  • Oof. Good luck trying to sell Overwatch 2, Blizzard.

    iLL-Tempered Demon HunteriLL-Tempered Demon Hunter21 päivä sitten
  • Man.

    tAsTe DiVinE fUrytAsTe DiVinE fUry21 päivä sitten
  • Who else thinks Jeff was "encouraged to leave"?

    Neia BarajaNeia Baraja21 päivä sitten
  • Jeff Kaplan: gg Overwatch community: ggez

    Schubert AloysiusSchubert Aloysius21 päivä sitten
  • Bungie announces development of a competitive shooter for 2025 Kaplan leaves overwatch Hmmmmmm

    MegaGaryxMegaGaryx21 päivä sitten
  • Blizzard is dead same as OW.

    AeitAeit21 päivä sitten
  • 0:00 ngl I thought he was gonna say "to love"

    iamElitistiamElitist21 päivä sitten
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