Activision Blizzard has renamed Overwatch leader Jesse McCree to Cole Cassidy.
Amidst California’s ongoing suit against Activision Blizzard, which is occurring implicit reported toxic workplace culture, it was revealed that Overwatch quality Jesse McCree was named aft a Blizzard seasoned of the aforesaid name who left the institution successful August. The real-life McCree was 1 of the men successful the representation that appears to amusement immoderate Activision Blizzard devs posing unneurotic with a photograph of Bill Cosby successful the country reportedly informally called the Cosby Suite.
The Overwatch squad announced connected August 26 that its hero, McCree, would beryllium renamed and that moving forward, nary Overwatch heroes would beryllium named aft real-life squad members. Today, the squad announced that the leader antecedently known arsenic Jesse McCree present goes by the sanction Cole Cassidy.
“The archetypal happening a renegade loses is their name, and this 1 gave up his agelong ago,” the official Overwatch Twitter account’s tweet reads. “Running from his past meant moving from himself, and each passing twelvemonth lone widened the disagreement betwixt who helium had been and what helium had become. But successful each cowboy’s life, determination comes a clip erstwhile helium was to halt and marque a stand.”
“To marque this caller Overwatch amended – to marque things close – helium had to beryllium honorable with his squad and himself. The cowboy helium was rode into the sunset, and Cole Cassidy faced the satellite astatine dawn.”
The sanction “Cole Cassidy” volition spell unrecorded successful Overwatch connected October 26.
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