Described as the “hero of the WoW dev team” by game designer Jeff Kaplan, John Staats, the senior level designer on Blizzard’s upcoming Titan MMO, has been laid off, rumor has it.
Massively has the story via a tipster. The reasons for the firing aren’t given though.
I’m no MMO expert so we’ll take the site’s word for it when they say Staats has been responsible for some of World of Warcraft‘s most celebrated content. “All the raid dungeons, Blackrock Mountain and Booty Bay, and numerous other instanced dungeons” were his work.
Staats was at Blizzard for over a decade.