Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it will change the name of McCree, the outlaw bounty hunter Note and watch, after his real name, former game designer Jesse McCurry was fired from the studio after he… Sexual harassment and gender discrimination lawsuit against Activision Blizzard.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the team Note and watch Blizzard confirmed the name change, saying: “We believe it is necessary to change the name of the hero, currently known as McCree, to something that better represents his Note and watch It represents.”
Real-life Jesse McCurry was a longtime Blizzard Entertainment employee working on expansions world of cansAnd Diablo 3 He has not yet been released Diablo 4. He left the company in August, two weeks after the publication of a report outlining Macri’s participation in Blizzard’s BlizzCon meeting, “Cosby Suite,” with the former creative director of world of cansAlex Afrasiabe. In a lawsuit filed by California regulators in July, Afrasiabe was accused of “engaging in flagrant sexual harassment with little or no repercussions” while on Blizzard. Blizzard confirmed McCree’s departure on August 11, along with the departure of other developers.
A message from the Overwatch team. pic.twitter.com/2W3AV7Pv6X
– Overwatch (PlayOverwatch) August 26, 2021
Read the full message in Portuguese:
The world of Overwatch was created with inclusivity, equality, and the hope of building a better future in mind. These are the basic ideas of the game and the Overwatch team.
To better reflect the fact that Overwatch is creating a team and assure that this is a fictional world and markedly different from reality, as of now, the characters in the game will not bear the names of the company’s employees. So let’s change the name of the character we know as McCree. This change will happen in the game and in all content from now on.
We know that any change to such a lovable and central character in the game takes time to develop well, and we will share updates as our work progresses. We planned to release a narrative arc in September with a new story and new in-game content, with Macri being a key player. Since we want to bring this shift into this arc, we will be deferring this story until later this year, and in its place we will be releasing a new TCT map in September.
We are already working on these updates and they are part of our ongoing commitment to honesty and the changes needed for a future worth fighting for. We know it’s better to act than speak, and we hope to show you our commitment to the quality of the Overwatch gaming experience and the evolution of our team.
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