Blizzard suffered another high-profile defection this past week, as art lead Glenn Rane departed the studio. Rane joined several of his former Blizzard colleagues (along with some ex-Epic Game Studio ones) at Lightforge Games to be a co-founder and art director.
Lightforge has yet to announce any of its projects, as it’s currently prototyping roleplaying games.
Glenn Rane was a long-term veteran of Blizzard having worked on World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and (most recently) Diablo Immortal. You’ll know his work quite well if you ever picked up a box copy of The Burning Crusade or saw the hero portraits for Hearthstone.
So happy to finally announce my new gig as a Co-Founder and Art Director at @lightforgegames !! Congrats to my colleagues and now friends @MattSchembari @TheCosmicCake @ryanxreed @DHertzka and the others not on Twitter!https://t.co/kwi7Y6s6Ph
— Glenn Rane (@GlennRane) May 12, 2021