Greg Canessa Leaves PopCap Games To Join Blizzard Entertainment

Posted May 14, 2009

Greg Canessa is the former VP of PopCap Games.  Earlier this week he announced that he will be stepping down from PopCap to join Blizzard Entertainment.  His position at Blizzard is currently a mystery.

Blizzard Entertainment produces World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo.  At PopCap, Canessa was responsible for bringing their games to Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, the iPhone, and the Nintendo DS.

“We are sorry to see him go and we wish him the very best,” stated Garth Chouteau, executive at PopCap. “It’s been a pleasure working with him and his move is largely predicated on it being a big personal and professional opportunity for him. This isn’t going to have any material impact on our console presence and our strategy with respect to the consoles and the DS and the areas that Greg was heading up. We’re still very committed to those.”

[via Ars Technica]