There’s no denying that Blizzard is having a rough period. Last year, Blizzard parted ways with the former president and co-founder of the company Mike Morhaime who was replaced by J. Allen Brack. This week another Blizzard co-founder announced his departure. Frank Pearce, who was at Blizzard from its humble beginnings (back when the company used to be called Silicon & Synapse) announced that he will be moving away after 28 years.
In a news statement published on Blizzard’s website, Frank Pearce shared a goodbye letter stating that the time has come to pass the torch to the next generation of leaders.
“I have been lucky enough to work with J and Ray for many years, and now it is their responsibility to define how the adventure continues. They are game development leaders that are incredibly talented, experienced, and truly understand what is foundationally most important for Blizzard and our community. I know that the future of Blizzard will be amazing under their guidance. There are many exciting initiatives in the works, and I can’t wait to see the end results.”
In addition to Frank’s letter, J. Allen Brack also released a statement thanking him for his many years at the company. While he wasn’t the most public person, his impact will be missed.
“Like many of us, Frank is an introvert. Thus many of you haven’t seen a lot of him publicly, nor seen the deep impact he’s had on Blizzard, and on the culture specifically. But Frank has been here from the beginning, building and expanding the foundation and championing the values behind everything Blizzard does. Blizzard is better because of Frank Pearce.”
You can read the full statements in the Blizzard’s website. We will miss Frank too…