Overwatch Government Producer Chacko Sonny is leaving Blizzard Leisure on Friday, in response to an Activision spokesman speaking to Bloomberg.
A Blizzard spokesman confirmed to Bloomberg that Chacko, who oversees the entire Overwatch franchise and improvement for the sequel, will go away the corporate. “[Blizzard] has been an absolute privilege and among the finest experiences of my profession,” Sonny mentioned in an e mail to workers, in response to Bloomberg.
Blizzard additionally says that Overwatch 2 is nearing the top of manufacturing on the time of Sonny’s exit. An replace on Overwatch 2 can be offered later this month, and the timeline on it might have shifted contemplating Overwatch 2 was reportedly nonetheless years out from launch.
Activision Blizzard is presently dealing with a lawsuit from the state of California for sexual harassment and discrimination. It was additionally just lately found that the SEC is investigating harassment at Activision and the EEO has been investigating Activision since Might 2020.
Whereas Sonny’s departure may very well be unrelated to the investigations, that is removed from the primary high-level departure at Activision. Blizzard president J. Allen Brack, Blizzard’s chief authorized officer Claire Hart, and Activision CPO Claudine Naughton have all exited or plan to exit the corporate within the months following the lawsuit.
Overwatch 2 director Jeff Kaplan additionally left the corporate, however that was in April 2021 earlier than California’s lawsuit was issued in July.
Activision Blizzard workers just lately filed an unfair labor observe lawsuit in opposition to the corporate for harassing workers making an attempt to talk out in opposition to the corporate’s tradition.
Petey Oneto is a contract author for IGN.