Tom Chilton, senior designer at Blizzard and World of Warcraft game director since 2004, has stepped down from his role at WoW to work on a secret project at Blizzard. So, he’s leaving WoW, but not the company.
He made the announcement in a blog post at the battle.net forums: “My personal journey working on WoW as Game Director is at an end, but my journey with Blizzard isn’t. I’ll still be here, but will be focusing on another project within the company”, said Chilton. He also announced Ion Hazzikostas will replace him as the WoW game director.
We’re left waiting what project Chilton will be working on. One of the rumored projects happening at Blizzard is a Starcraft HD Remaster.