With Chacko Sonny, another key executive is leaving the Blizzard Entertainment development studio. He worked for a long time as an executive producer on the team of the online shooter Overwatch. So far it is not known why Sonny is now turning his back on the studio.
Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch team is losing another key executive. According to a report by Bloomberg magazine, it is Chacko Sonny, who worked for a long time as executive producer for the work on the online shooter. A little later, his departure was confirmed by a Blizzard spokesman.
According to the report, Chacko Sonny will stay with the team until September 24, 2021 before taking his hat off. He himself thanked his colleagues in an internal message for the great time, which he himself describes as the “best experience of my career”. This makes him the second senior member of the Overwatch team to turn their backs on Blizzard Entertainment in just a few months. It was not until April of this year that Game Director Jeff Kaplan announced his departure from the Californian development studio after 19 years. He was succeeded by Aaron Keller, who had previously worked on Overwatch and was also involved in the MMO World of Warcraft.
By the way, it is not yet known why Chacko Sonny is leaving the development studio. It cannot be ruled out that the departure is related to the big sexism scandal at Blizzard Entertainment, which has meanwhile had some personal consequences. In any case, he did not mention this topic in his message to his colleagues, so his departure could have purely personal or professional reasons. He also leaves it open where he will end up next.