Chris Metzen is a well-known game designer from America who is also an author, voice actor, and artist. He is known for the creation of fictional universes and has also written scripts for Blizzard Entertainment.
He has served as Blizzard Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development. Metzen retired in 2016 for spending more time with his family. Let’s find out more about how much is Chris Metzen’s net worth in 2018.
Chris Metzen Early Life
Christopher Vincent “Chris” Metzen was born on November 22, 1973, in the United States.
He was interested in gaming from a young age and he joined ‘Blizzard Entertainment’ was a teenager.
Metzen began creating comics when he was 12 years old. His interest in drawing began when he was six years old. He got inspired by ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Dragonlance’. He is an avid fan of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’. He is also interested in dirt bikes, nightlife, and rock and pop music.
In April 2013, Chris Metzen got married to Blizzard Entertainment’s licensing manager Kat Hunter. They were dating each other for a long time. The couple is blessed with three children.
Chris Metzen Career, Awards & Achievement
Chris Metzen started his career by joining Blizzard Entertainment at the age of 19 years. He was not aware that is was a video game developer and not a graphic design studio. In his first work, he provided character animation and artwork for the game ‘Justice League Task Force’. In 1994, he contributed on providing documentation, illustrations, and artwork in the game ‘Warcraft: Orcs and Humans’.
Soon Metzen became involved in Blizzard Entertainment’s concept art, illustration, and manual art. He became significantly popular after designing ‘Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness’ in 1995. This led him an opportunity for working in designing the various missions and scenarios of the game. In 1996, he became one of the creators of ‘Diablo’ along with Bill Roper. He has also provided a voice in the game.
For the science fiction strategy game called ‘StarCraft’, Metzen wrote a short story along with Sam Moore. He provided the script and extensive story of the game. In 2000, ‘Diablo II’ was released. A year later, he published a novel called ‘Of Blood and Honor’, which was set in the Warcraft universe. In 2002, Chris Metzen became the creative director of the game ‘Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos’.
Chris Metzen has also appeared in many games like ‘StarCraft’, ‘StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty’, ‘Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm’, ‘StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void’, ‘Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne’, and ‘Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos’.
Chris Metzen has served as the Creative Development and Vice President at Blizzard Entertainment. In 2016, he announced that he will be retiring from the company after being with it for almost 23 years.
Awards & Achievements
At the 2005 Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, Chris Metzen was nominated in the category of Best Game Design. He was also nominated for Best Charact Design at the same Event.
Net Worth of Chris Metzen
Chris Metzen has an estimated net worth of more than $12 million. He made this fortune as a professional game designer. He has designed several games and has also provided voice acting in many of the games. In 2016, he appeared in the film ‘Warcraft’.
Chris Metzen is considered one of the most popular game designers in the world. He has successfully designed many popular games in his career. He has also appeared as a character in many of the games including ‘Overwatch’, ‘World of Warcraft: Cataclysm’, ‘Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’, ‘Heroes of the Storm’, ‘World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade’, and ‘World of Warcraft’. His popularity also made him appear in the ‘Warcraft’ film.