Time for a quick history lesson: Blizzard Entertainment – the incredibly successful studio behind Overwatch, Diablo, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft – was formed over 28 years ago, in February 1991. The studio was founded under the rather silly name of Silicon & Synapse, Inc. by three University of California graduates: Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce and Allen Adham.
Morhaime stepped down as CEO in October last year, and formally left in April this year. Allen Adham left in 2004, but returned to the company in 2016. Now Adham is the only founder of Blizzard left at the developer, as Frank Pearce has just announced that he will be leaving his role as Chief Development Officer after 28 years.
“Allen offered me an opportunity to join him and Mike in their adventure and dream to make video games,” Pearce explains in his farewell message on Blizzard’s website. “The time has come for me to step away from Blizzard and pass the torch to the next generation of leaders… Looking back, I know how incredibly fortunate I was to have been a part of what Blizzard has become.”
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/blizzard-frank-pearce