Diablo 3 Director on Diablo 1 & 2 Creator: “F*ck that Loser”

If you're old enough to remember and play Diablo 1 and 2, then you might want to read and watch this. If you're someone who thinks Diablo 3 is of lower stock than its predecessors, then you're really going to want to read this.

Unearthed via reddit, it seens the folks over at IncGamers managed to grab a hold of Diablo creator David Brevik. Brevik, who also was the project lead for Diablo 1 and 2, weighed in on his opinion on Diablo 3. 

While the actual pages they were on can't be accessed now, fortunately for us, Google cache is here to save the day! Nonetheless, we've posted the video below and a few key statements that Brevik shared.

If you'd rather skip the video, here's some of the answers Brevik shared publicly.

When asked about his opinon on Diablo 3, Brevik had this to say:

Honestly, I think that they did a lot of the things the best they could, it was a very different game than I would have created, the team and personalities, the people, the talent and all the design philosophies of the people that worked on it in Irvine, we called them Blizzard South, those people have their own style and the their own way they like to design. It was very, very different from the Blizzard North.
 
So I think that when Blizzard South took over the development of Diablo 3 it was inevitable that they were going to create an experience that was in the Diablo theme but concentrated more towards the things that they liked to experience. Including more story and things like that.
Seeing as Brevik created the Diablo franchise, Brevik was asked if he felt a "little let down that the franchise has kind of been mashed up?"
I have very mixed emotions about it (laughs). On one hand I am sad that people haven’t enjoyed Diablo because it’s a love, a passion, and its obvious people still have a giant love and passion for Diablo and they are speaking out about it because they have such love for it. That makes me feel great.
 
I am sad because people are outraged and, you know, some of the decision they have made are not the decisions I would make and there have been changes in philosophy and that hasn’t gone over very well. I think in that way I am a little sad.
 
I am also a little happy, which I hate to say, it shows that the people that were involved in Diablo really did matter, and so I am happy that it has come to light that how talented that group was and how unique and special that group was. I am hoping that, as this happens very often in the industry, you see it with Call of Duty and things like that ,  when the people leave the game changes and it shows how critical people are in this industry.
To read the entire thing, click here.
 
Now here's where things get interesting, it seems Brevik's statements were read/watched by the folks who developed Diablo 3 and let's just say they weren't very happy with what they saw.
 
Chris Haga, a technical artist for Diablo 3, posted the interview link on his Facebook page and a number of other Blizzard employees chimed in with less than favorable responses. 
 
Here's the entire Facebook comments thread captured by IncGamers.
 
 
Again, it's worth noting that some of the people commenting on this thread are Blizzard employees and they are: Steven Parker (producer), Roger Hughston (gameplay programmer), and last but not least, Jay Wilson, Diablo 3's game director…yep, the same one you see state "fuck that loser" in the comments above.
 
As with most cases, there's two-sides to everything. Brevik might not have liked the direction Diablo 3 went, and the folks over at Blizzard might not have liked Brevik's statements pertaining to their multi-million selling game. However, I do think saying "fuck that loser" is a bit extreme, though — but it might just be me.
 
So, do you agree with Brevik's statements that Diablo 3 isn't all that it's cracked up to be? Or is he deluded into thinking he and the folks over at Blizzard North could have made a better game? Sound off and let us know.