Mike Morhaime waxes nostalgic about the crunch of early Blizzard


Do you miss Mike Morhaime? The former Blizzard president stepped off the main stage last fall as he handed the reins of the studio to J. Allen Brack. Yet Morhaime hasn’t gone into full retirement with his tankers of gold; now that his non-compete clause is up, he’s been chatting up various outlets and making some noise about possibly going back into the game-making business. Or not. He’s keeping the future vague.

The past? That’s a whole different story. We already reported on how Morhaime rehashed the whole Project Titan saga for those just tuning in, but that’s not all he’s been addressing. In various recent interviews, he promised Diablo fans that Blizzard hadn’t abandoned the PC after the poorly received Diablo Immortal announcement at the last BlizzCon.

Morhaime also opened up about a silly prank that brought he and Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham together as well as the necessity of crunch in those early years of running the studio. “I don’t want to speak for other companies and I’m sure there are better ways of doing things, but for us, I don’t think we would have been as successful if we hadn’t put in everything that we had,” he said.

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