Brian Holinka, the World of WarCraft lead PvP designer, is leaving his post in order to pursue a better career opportunity. That’s what Holinka himself announced in the Battle.net forums.
In his statement, the WoW PvP designer reveals that a few weeks ago, he received an offer to work on another Blizzard’s project. As a result, he decided to embrace the opportunity and depart his post after five years as a part of the WoW team.
However, his departure is not considered an indication for a decline of the MMO games. Holinka said he remains hopeful that the hard work the PvP team puts into WoW development will not remain unrewarded. He also added that he believes the WoW PvP is yet to reach its peak.
As for Holinka’s previous career ventures, he has been working for Blizzard for five years now. Before joining the WoW PvP design team, he used to work as a FPS designer.
Holinka’s WoW design decisions have repeatedly caused hot debates among the WoW communities. Some players totally disagreed with his choices, while others showed full support. Both Holinka’s supporters and opponents used the social media channels to with him best of luck in his future endeavors.
For the time being, Blizzard representatives remain tight-lipped as to what is the “new opportunity” Hoilnka was given. Fans are curious whether his new project will be better accepted than the WoW projects or not.
Keeping in mind his professional past, fans supposed that there is a chance Holinka to be assigned a new FPS project. He has previously been a part of the Homefront, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Frontlines: Fuel of War design development process. In this respect, Blizzard may be looking to develop yet another ambitious first-person shooter project.
It remains uncertain who would take over Holinka’s role as a lead WoW PvP designer. Rumor has it that Blizzard may hire a new person, but other sources suggest that someone who is already working for the publisher will be promoted.