Thanks to GameSpy for their interview with Bill Roper
, quizzing the ex-Blizzard veteran further on his recent departure
from the company. He confirms: "..the uncertainly surrounding [Blizzard's] future in regards to who was going to own us understandably caused a lot of speculation and uncertainty. Our lack of participation in the process made it difficult for us to provide any insight to the people we worked with."
In related news, Blizzard has announced that
former Diablo II lead programmer Rick Seis will now lead Blizzard North, who "..will be streamlining their teams into one core group in order to focus.. on one key project."
Finally, GameSpot has photos of the new Warcraft III action figures
, including the death knight Prince Arthas, the night elf archer Shandris Feathermoon, and the dread lord Tichondrius.