Holly Longdale announced in March that she was leaving EverQuest and EverQuest II franchise. She was at the helm of these games for many years and what is further surprising is that she announced her departure to join Blizzard and work on WoW Classic.
Longdale had been hinting for the past year about a future game in the EverQuest franchise so it is very surprising that she departed this franchise as she said is a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Longdale seemed to have nothing but positive vibes departing EverQuest.
“My passion and love for EverQuest and EverQuest II is unending. Even though I am leaving Darkpaw Games as a producer for now, I will remain part of the community as a player.”-Holly Lingdale
Her linked in page announced that she is now the Principal Game Producer at Blizzard focusing on World of Warcraft Classic.
EverQuest is now in the hands of Jennifer Chan. Chan has already announced a big patch for EverQuest II and has put out a player address.
This is big news for Warcraft fans as Blizzard has acquired a very capable and forward minded Game Producer for Classic. Blizzard already has hinted at expanding Classic into The Burning Crusade. So it is exciting to have someone with such an array of experience and seniority at her belt to push the game to new heights.
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