There have been some insults tossed around over the last few days following comments made by former Diablo creator and Gazillion COO David Brevik at gamescom about the development of Diablo III, which some of the team over at Blizzard took to heart. This led to a bit of insult tossing across social networks, with one response from Diablo III Game Director Jay Wilson being one of the more colorful. Wilson recently posted a message on the Diablo III forums apologizing for the comment and voicing his respect for Brevik and his work on the Diablo series.
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. We believe in Diablo and have stuck by it through years of hard development to make it a reality.
Wilson goes on to discuss his love for the Diablo series and acknowledge some of the problems that currently exist with Diablo III and that the team is working to address them, with one of the first steps being the recently released 1.0.4 patch.
Thanks to SirRobin for the catch.