Greg Street aka Ghostcrawler, formerly Blizzard and World of Warcraft fame and more recently from Riot Games, has apparently decided to leave Riot – as have the League of Legends-themed MMORPG he was on his way to the studio. Street announced the move on Twitter tonight, telling fans he made the decision afterward Step AFK in Decemberwhen he had revealed that one member of his family had died and another was about to die.
“I’ve decided to step down from my role at Riot Games,” he writes today. “A combination of personal and professional considerations led me to this path. We have experienced some devastating personal losses over the past year and I want to be closer to my surviving family. But during the break I had to think a lot about my career. Grief has a way of really focusing on what’s most important to you (although not recommended). And after nine years at Riot, it feels like it’s time for something new!”
Street doesn’t discuss what’s new, but for people who’ve been following him specifically for the next-gen MMORPG he’s been working on, he promises the game is in “good hands.”
“I said from the start that building a League of Legends MMO worthy of you would be a long journey. The most important task I was able to accomplish was to build a great team and while I try to stay humble overall, I’ll be bragging about this team all day! The MMO is in good hands and it’s the right time to hand it over [reins] for the next phase. I plan to stay in game development and have already been presented with a number of exciting opportunities. And I’ll be playing the Riot MMO with you all when it comes out.”
https://massivelyop.com/2023/03/07/greg-ghostcrawler-street-leaves-riot-and-the-runeterra-mmo-he-was-spearheading/ Greg ‘Ghostcrawler’ Street is leaving Riot – and the Runeterra MMO he spearheaded