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After seven years of working on Diablo III, game director Jay Wilson has announced that he is leaving the project to take a new position within Blizzard.
In a post on the Battle.net forums, Wilson talked about the decision:
"I recently celebrated my seven-year anniversary working on Diablo III, and while it's been one of the most challenging and rewarding periods of my life, I've reached a point creatively where I'm looking forward to working on something new. The powers that be at Blizzard have been gracious enough to give me that opportunity. Over the course of the next several weeks, I will be moving off of the Diablo III project and transitioning elsewhere within Blizzard. This decision was not an easy one for me, and not one I made quickly, but ultimately it's what I feel is right."
Wilson also assured fans that the decision "will not negatively impact our ongoing support of Diablo III" and went on to detail some of the patches and improvements that will be implemented in the game in the coming weeks.
He also acknowledged some of the fallout from the game's less-than-solid launch, saying, "I know some of you feel we fell short of our promise to release the game 'when it's ready.' While we're not perfect, we try to make the best decisions we can with the information and knowledge we have at the time. That doesn't mean we always make the right decisions, but if we made a mistake then I feel we've made an exceptional effort to correct it. This is what you can always count on from Blizzard: that we will stand by our games and make every effort to continually improve them over time."
Wilson ended by saying that Diablo fans were "the most passionate, dedicated group of gamers a designer could hope to have."
The post did not specify what his new role at Blizzard would be or what future projects he would be working on.
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"*** that loser"
I can't say I'm sad to see him go.
Please don't put him in any sort of control over Titan.
So he spends 7 years making the piece of *** that is diablo, then says "I need a change" , hey blizzard move me to a different division so I can spend another 7 years *** up another title.
Ya he definitely deserved a promotion. *heavy sarcasm*
Best of luck wherever you end up
He did a horrible job with D3.
The rabid Blizzard children will be going nuts with glee at this news. At the end of the day the game, while good on its first play through but definitely being too easy, did not hit the mark. I very much doubt it was his sole decision to seek another post at Blizzard.
Darn it, I wish he would've left entirely.
I actually enjoy Diablo III, but the way he treated Brevik was absolutely awful. I've got little to no respect for Jay Wilson.
He did such a great job ruining one franchise. Lets see what he can do to another. How is that PVP coming along Jay? lol The Blizzard North team was much better.
Well see ya dude, you have done a lot of great things for the gaming community and we thank you for it.