World of Warcraft’s lead systems designer “Ghostcrawler” announces his departure

Wednesday, 27th November 2013 20:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street, lead systems designer on World of Warcraft, has announced he is leaving the firm to pursue a “great opportunity for something new and exciting”.

Street announced his departure on Facebook, and he posted the following message via MMO Champion:

“I have been at Blizzard Entertainment for almsot six years. It has been epic and I have made many friends around the world and I have learned so much. But, I have a great opportunity for something new and exciting, and sadly it is time to move on.

“The game community will likely find out today, so I wanted you all to hear it from me first.

To all of you in my Blizzard family, inside the company and out, thank you for everything. We will keep in touch. You have made me love my life.”

Street started out working for Ensemble Studios developing for the Age of Empires franchise until he was hired on by Blizzard in 2008.

He was well-known within the WoW community, and even had a pet named after his handle, Ghostcrawler, in the game. It’s a spectral crab featured in the Cataclysm expansion, and comesd armed with a Nerf Bat.

Thanks, digmouse.




  1. Xbone

    I just returned to the game today. He is leaving today. Coincidence? I DONT THINK SO!
    You welcome everyone.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Sethos


    #2 1 year ago
  3. Darkfield

    :’( I need a hug, that man saved us from Cataclysm and now he’s leaving.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. digmouse

    Stephany the message is from his facebook, to be clear, also here is his official good-bye post on the WoW forums:

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Judicas

    As happy as I have been with my xbox one, THIS news story is the best news I’ve heard in MONTHS ! :D

    #5 1 year ago

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