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Jay Wilson leaves Blizzard after a decade

He's off to write a novel

Jay Wilson, game director for Diablo III at Blizzard, has left the company after over ten years of service to pursue a career in writing.

As is now traditional, me made the announcement on social media.

Wilson joined Blizzard in January 2006, and prior to that worked at Relic Entertainment on Company of Heroes, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, Impossible Creatures and Homeworld 2.

He hinted that people could expect to see something from the "sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy range" from his literary endeavours. He also plans to move back to the Pacific Northwest.

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