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Diablo 3: Jay Wilson 'Very Sorry' For Brevik Facebook Comments

Tom Hopkins


Diablo 3's game director Jay Wilson has apologised for his recent Facebook outburst over comments made by series creator David Brevik.

Published on Aug 23, 2012

Diablo 3 has had something of a troubled time of it since May, with launch issues, criticism from fans, problems with Battle.net and more.

The issues appeared to compound earlier this week when Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson hit Facebook with the post "F*** that loser" in response to comments made by Diablo 1 and 2 dev David Brevik.

The offending comment was swiftly removed, and now Wilson has offered an apology.

"As many of you probably know, I recently made a comment on Facebook about Dave Brevik," Wilson wrote on the Diablo 3 site.  "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."

Diablo 3 is still undergoing tweaks and updates with latest included in the recent launch of the 1.0.4 update.

"We are committed to making Diablo III the best Diablo game to date, and we hope you'll continue to help us do just that," Wilson concludes.

"Saying that, I'd like to apologize to all of you, the players in our community. You deserve better than my reaction to Dave's comments. You deserve more honest communication about the game and what we're doing to make it a more awesome experience for us all. We care about Diablo very much, and appreciate your passion for it. Without you, we wouldn't be able to do this, and for that I can't thank you enough."

Hit up the link to read Wilson's lengthy post, in which he adresses some of Diablo 3's issues.

 

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