Diablo‘s original creator David Brevik was interviewed recently, during which he suggested that perhaps the Diablo III Blizzard made is not the game he would have made, or the one that the fans wanted.
Diablo III‘s lead designer Jay Wilson responded to Brevik in a perhaps less-than-professional tone on a now-deleted Facebook post, one for which he has now issued a full apology. “As many of you probably know, I recently made a comment on Facebook about Dave Brevik. I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said. I have higher expectations for myself than to express my feelings in such a rash way and disrespect a fellow developer like Dave, someone who deserves to be treated with greater respect.”
“What I said was expressed out of anger, and in defense of my team and the game. People can say what they want about me, but I don’t take lightly when they disparage the commitment and passion of the Diablo III team. Dave is awesome. In Diablo and Diablo II, he made two of the games that have most affected me as a developer. I respect his vision for Diablo, but just like he said in his interview, the Diablo III team must drive a vision for the game that is true to us,” said Jay. “We believe in Diablo and have stuck by it through years of hard development to make it a reality.”