Jeff Kaplan, the lead designer of "World of Warcraft," has announced that he's going to be working on Blizzard's next-gen MMO full-time.
In a post on the game's official forums, "World of Warcraft" lead designer Jeff Kaplan wrote, "I wanted to take a moment to let the community know that I've switched roles here at Blizzard to work on our upcoming, unannounced MMO."
He went on to thank "WoW" players and the development team, and for those concerned about "WoW" without Kaplan, he said, "I still plan to be very involved with the future course of 'World of Warcraft,' but will leave the day to day operations of 'World of Warcraft' to my partners in crime, Tom Chilton and J. Allen Brack."
At BlizzCon 2008, we confirmed that Kaplan was indeed working on the project alongside his "WoW" duties. We wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor.