The players of Overwatch, after what emerged on Activision Blizzard, they are clamoring for that McCree you change first name as it carries the same as one of the developers who emerged in the scandal. Cowboy Jesse McCree uses the same first name as the development team member. We recommend that you continue reading with caution.
The day before yesterday, Blizzard employees put their work on hold for to protest in defense of the rights that the cause has highlighted. Kotaku reported on BlizzCon 2013’s infamous “Cosby Suite,” a nickname given to developer Alex Afrasiabi’s alcohol-laden hotel room.
After the initial scandal, an unfortunate remark also emerged in the report from the Activision Blizzard member McCree of Overwatch takes its name. In the chat, designer David Kosak announced that he would, paraphrasing, turned the room into a harem. If you are familiar with why a hotel room could be called a Cosby Suite, you can guess the rest.
“You can’t marry them all, AlexKosak added, leading Afrasiabi to disagree by virtue of his Middle Eastern heritage. Observation by Jesse McCree, which we will paraphrase again, urged Kosak to change the verb used. During BlizzCon 2019, McCree said his parents are fans of Overwatch, hence the name of the character.
A chat log in the article makes it really gross that Overwatch character Jesse McCree was named after a real life, longtime developer at Blizzard. pic.twitter.com/KWzkxNrpL9
– Overbuff (@Overbuff) July 28, 2021
Following what emerged, the players asked a name change, without making a mystery of their opinion on the developer. Blizzard has already talked about wanting to remove “inappropriate” references from their games following the lawsuit, so it will be interesting to see what McCree will be called… if he gets named anything else.
In fact, some fans have even requested that the character come deleted directly. A post requires you to either kill it or reveal its “real” name for Overwatch 2, closing the message with disgust at the idea of repeating it. Others, more moderate, simply ask to rename it Matt Mercer, in reference to the voice actor.
Considering that a move to the registry office would also involve the need to re-register the lines that call McCree by name, the idea is not going to be easy. A retroactive change to change McCree from first name to pseudonym in the sequel it seems the most plausible choice. We await a response from Blizzard.