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Chris Metzen, Senior VP of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment is reportedly retiring, according to Business Insider. That was soon then confirmed by a Blizzard forum post on behalf of Metzen. Metzen was deeply involved in the creation of the Diablo universe, as well as being the overall lead man for each Blizzard Franchise overall story.
Beyond that, he provides his voice to some major characters like Thrall and Varian Wrynn in the Warcraft series, as well as doing some artwork.
This has been unconfirmed by Blizzard yet, and so far the only outlet reporting this is Business Insider. Metzen has been at Blizzard for 23 years, seeing it grow from just a small group to one of the most recognizable names in the gaming world. He has had a huge hand in each franchise from Blizzard, crafting stories, characters, worlds, and more.