Jeff Kaplan Biography – Jeff Kaplan Wiki
Jeff Kaplan is an American video game designer. Kaplan previously served as the vice president of Blizzard Entertainment. He designed elements of World of Warcraft and was the lead designer on Overwatch. He joined Blizzard Entertainment in 2002. Kaplan was born on November 4, 1972, in New Jersey United States. He was raised in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
Kaplan had always been an avid video game player. During his school years, he was influenced by the various Infocom adventure games. However, lacking programming skills, Kaplan never thought he would be able to get a career in the video game industry. He attended the University of Southern California. He also attended the New York University where he earned his creative writing degree. Upon his graduation, Kaplan worked for his father’s recruiting business while performing creative writing to try to get his stories published.
Kaplan joined Blizzard in May 2002. His initial role at Blizzard was assisting with quality assurance for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos in the weeks prior to its release. In 2017, he was honored with the Vanguard Award at the Fun & Serious Game Festival, which takes place in the Spanish city of Bilbao. On April 20, 2021, Blizzard announced that Kaplan was leaving the company after nineteen years. Aaron Keller who is a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team will be stepping in as game director.
Jeff Kaplan Age
He was born on November 4, 1972, in New Jersey United States.
Jeff Kaplan Wife
He is married to his wife Angela. His wife is also a gamer. They were married in 2006.
Jeff Kaplan Leaving Blizzard
On April 20, 2021, Blizzard announced that Kaplan was leaving the company after nineteen years. Kaplan also wrote to confirm that he is leaving Blizzard. Kaplan wrote; ” i am leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 19 amazing years. it was truly the honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate audience. i want to express my deep appreciation to everyone at blizzard who supported our games, our game teams and our players. but i want to say a special thanks to the wonderful game developers that shared in the journey of creation with me.
never accept the world as it appears to be. always dare to see it for what it could be. i hope you do the same.” Aaron Keller who is a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team, will be stepping in as game director.”
Jeff Kaplan Net Worth
Jeff Kaplan’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.